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1853 W/A 10c GTG

orevilleoreville Posts: 11,718 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 28, 2021 9:03PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Bought this 1853 W/A dime in 2014. Can you guess the grade?

Grade and the slab at the end of this page.

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  • TheMayorTheMayor Posts: 213 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hard to tell from the Heritage glamour shots but I do not see a mark on that coin. I will guess MS67.

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  • NicNic Posts: 3,313 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I know the coin so won't guess Robert. Looks much better in hand.

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,476 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah... I don't see many marks at all... 66+

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  • CoinJunkieCoinJunkie Posts: 8,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably depends on the luster, which is impossible to gauge from those photos. I'll WAG MS67.

  • kazkaz Posts: 9,011 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm going with 68. probably a bean too.

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  • breakdownbreakdown Posts: 1,923 ✭✭✭✭✭

    66 based on the photo but if it's a lusterbomb, then maybe higher.

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  • LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 17,189 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oreville - you're making it too easy to look up! :D

    I'm with the 66 crowd - nice looking coin - one I would expect you to be attracted to.

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  • WinLoseWinWinLoseWin Posts: 1,443 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Before opening the thread, I guessed 66 based just on who was posting.

    Having seen the photo, I will still guess 66 and would not be suprised if higher.

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  • orevilleoreville Posts: 11,718 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 21, 2021 6:41PM

    I agree with most posters here which was why I started this thread.
    It is difficult to really determine the correct grade from many of the Heritage photos.

    The oversized HA photos do make this dime have the look of anywhere from MS-65 to MS-67 as the luster cannot be ascertained.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would not have guessed 68 from those pictures.... Probably 66 or so.... Thanks for your backstory and your service to the first responder families. Cheers, RickO

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