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1972 DDO raw pick-up.

JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 23, 2021 3:00AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Can I get your thoughts on this coin ... like maybe a grade.


  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks nice. :)

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  • seanqseanq Posts: 8,532 ✭✭✭✭✭

    By wear I see it as an MS63, however the color is questionable to me and I suspect that is why the coin was offered raw. That said, I would be very happy to have an example like that, for all my cherrypicking and variety collecting that is one coin I have never owned.

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  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,001 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A fun variety that is always in demand. :)

    Hard to say from the photos, it could be anywhere from a AU-58 Details scratch/cleaned to a MS-63 Brown.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,016 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool score

  • abcde12345abcde12345 Posts: 3,404 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jimnight said:
    Can I get your thoughts on this coin ... like maybe a grade.

    Blurry. I am seeing double.

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  • JRoccoJRocco Posts: 14,277 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Always a nice variety.
    The rims tell me it is not MS but the color and surface tells me the coin has been boinked.
    Not sure about the price paid so could have been a bargain.

    Some coins are just plain "Interesting"
  • TennesseeDaveTennesseeDave Posts: 4,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was thinking the fields look kind of marked up, so high AU?

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  • coinsarefuncoinsarefun Posts: 21,657 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it very much. I should not have balked at a coin shop that was selling this
    variety years back. I really think it’s ubiquitous with the 1970’s

  • FlatwoodsFlatwoods Posts: 4,122 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would guess that it didn't straight grade because of the scratch so someone intentionally toned it to sell raw.
    It is what it is.
    I like it.

  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,060 ✭✭✭✭✭

    High AU, did you buy it or find it?

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  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,400 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Details for either the scratch or the AT, my advice would be to return it if you can as it will always be a problem coin. However if you really like it I hope you got it for a nice discount.

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  • orevilleoreville Posts: 11,718 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU details scratched and questionable color.

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  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Crypto said:
    AU details scratched

    I know my pics are very poor ... so I took this close up to show you there is no scratch.

  • Wahoo554Wahoo554 Posts: 1,071 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jimnight said:

    @Crypto said:
    AU details scratched

    I know my pics are very poor ... so I took this close up to show you there is no scratch.

    So is it a toning streak? From your initial pics I got the impression that there were also a number of hits in the fields. Are the fields clean?

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 23, 2021 6:15AM


  • MartinMartin Posts: 749 ✭✭✭✭

    Jim your new pictures make the coin look different than the first set of pics. I think the coin is AU ( the rims don’t look. Ice enough for me to call it unc). I’d be very surprised if it straight graded. The coin to me just looks off. I do hope the best for you


  • orevilleoreville Posts: 11,718 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Coins look too good under florescent lighting. For the most realistic portrayal of coins....use old fashioned incandescent light bulbs.

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  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,660 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The obverse scratch would keep it from a straight grade, imo. Great variety!

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good find... I have checked a lot of cents looking for one of those... No luck. I would say from AU to MS61.... Be sure to let us know what it grades. Cheers, RickO

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