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1918 D Quarter, FH?

Attached is an image of a 1918D Quarter that is straight graded as an AU 50. Would you consider this to be a full head?


  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,298 ✭✭✭✭✭


  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,298 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Of course, it would help if you took a photo where you could clearly see the entire heat.

  • PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do not believe they put FH on quarters that are below MS60

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  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,648 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 16, 2020 3:46PM

    @PTVETTER said:
    I do not believe they put FH on quarters that are below MS60

    Yes, they do, especially Type I Standing Liberty quarter which has grades as low as AU50 in FH, Type II as well.

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  • clarkbar04clarkbar04 Posts: 4,895 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 16, 2020 4:30PM

    Kinda looks like it could be but hard to tell from the pics.
    Also looks like 3 yards of dirt obscuring the luster and limiting the grade.

    MS66 taste on an MS63 budget.
  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 10,858 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Overall a very well struck specimen. The details on the shield are still quite sharp. I’m guessing it was FH when it was new. And it may be a tad bit under graded for the details, as clarkbar alluded to.

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  • TrumboTrumbo Posts: 80 ✭✭✭

    I don't think it's quite a fh, but I have seen an au53fh in a pcgs holder

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Difficult to tell from that picture.... What I can see, says it is not FH....Generally, a low AU coin...Cheers, RickO

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,716 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A very nice looking original coin. Enjoy it as it is and don't worry about some else's opinion as to FH or not. It is properly graded as AU50.

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  • mightyhuntermightyhunter Posts: 469 ✭✭✭

    A better head shot of the 1918 D.

  • clarkbar04clarkbar04 Posts: 4,895 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They don't get much fuller than that. And that is not 10 points worth of wear, its 5-8 points worth of dirt occluding the luster.

    MS66 taste on an MS63 budget.
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  • mightyhuntermightyhunter Posts: 469 ✭✭✭

    I didn't post this as a GTG post. Again, is it FH or not. According to Pop Reports at PCGS they have graded two as AU50FH and seven as 53FH. I think they missed the FH with this coin. I do disagree with the grade on this coin. Almost every AU 50 SLQ I have seen are washed out coins with a seriously worn leg on liberty. I usually avoid them. Because of the diminished luster on this coin, as a result of a serious case of originality (dirt), I would have graded it AU 53FH and perhaps AU 55FH on the right day. It is what it is and I like it just fine for my PCGS Registry Set. I snatched it up from Brian Greer when it appeared on his website years ago. Dipped out AU coins in PCGS plastic are a dime a dozen. Originality is scarce. Collect what you like and ignore the numbers. just sayin...mh

  • clarkbar04clarkbar04 Posts: 4,895 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just to reiterate, that is 100% a FH.

    my 2 cents - I would have conserved both of those slq prior to submitting, not a dip but removed the dirt, coins like that have nice original luster under them.

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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,699 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Regardless, its a beauty and if you paid AU50 not FH price for that you got a steal. JMO

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