Bought this 1853 W/A dime in 2014. Can you guess the grade?
Grade and the slab at the end of this page.
Hard to tell from the Heritage glamour shots but I do not see a mark on that coin. I will guess MS67.
I know the coin so won't guess Robert. Looks much better in hand.
My 1866 Philly Mint Set
Yeah... I don't see many marks at all... 66+
Sunshine Rare Coins
Probably depends on the luster, which is impossible to gauge from those photos. I'll WAG MS67.
I'm going with 68. probably a bean too.
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66 based on the photo but if it's a lusterbomb, then maybe higher.
"Look up, old boy, and see what you get." -William Bonney.
Oreville - you're making it too easy to look up!
I'm with the 66 crowd - nice looking coin - one I would expect you to be attracted to.
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.
"To Be Esteemed Be Useful" - 1792 Birch Cent --- "I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain." - Lily Tomlin
ok more picture posting practice for me.
Gardiner won this dime when I forgot to bid on this coin at Heritage in October 2001 when I and many other New Yorkers were still reeling from 911. I was happy with his decision to not reslab the coin in his name and give up the OGH slab.
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.
The only reason I knew to bid on this dime was I got to see it in person in the 2001 ANA show and loved it.
I was a Gardiner wannabe ...... or as he said.... he was an Oreville wannabe! LOL.
Thinking about coins was the last thing on my mind back in October 2001 when I was doing volunteer work to help the widows of the firefighters and police officers who did not survive 911 as well as the spouses of the firefighters who did survive 911 only to pass away not many years later.....ALL FROM CANCER!!
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