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GTG: 1895 S Dime

7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,084 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 7, 2021 12:13PM in U.S. Coin Forum

OK, this is my coin but not my series at all. I bought this some years ago and had it graded by our hosts. In hand, it appears IMO very proof like, I am not picking up hairlines and the "mark" on Lib's cheek is toning without metal hit/damage. The field Schmitz is not there on the higher resolution images before compression. I took a couple of pictures of the obverse trying to capture it....It is amazing how there appear hits on photos that then disappear on other pictures and are not seen when in hand (like on the cheek in the second picture)....

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  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,057 ✭✭✭✭✭


  • DRUNNERDRUNNER Posts: 3,775 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is just a really sweet coin.

    Trying to pick apart pixellations for inconsequential marks . . . . or being critical over photog anomalies . . . . well . .you gyys have fun with that.

    I love the overall look even though I can't grade it due to the pix. But hey . . .could I grade it WITH good pix ????????

    Probably not!!!!! :-)


  • dagingerbeastttdagingerbeasttt Posts: 784 ✭✭✭✭

    64- 65 beautiful coin btw

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,354 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gorgeous example. Looks like it has skin and does appear to be PL. I had an AU55/58 95-S that was PL many years ago, so I have no doubt some exist. Yours looks like all of a 64 or better.

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  • LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,206 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's the rare Cold Sore variety ;)

    I'll go 64

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  • HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 7, 2021 1:47PM

    It's MS+. Not my series but I do recognize a very nice coin when I see one.

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

    Nice coin 63

  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 2,000 ✭✭✭✭✭

    63 in an old holder from your comments it seems it would be in an older holder. 64 today, very nice.

  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,084 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, that is right, it was 63. Was a bit disappointed at the time as it looked much better than others I'd seen. I got it as I was trying to put together a decent MS 1895 S silver set (never did get the half)...

    Love that Milled British (1830-1960)
    Well, just Love coins, period.
  • mr1931Smr1931S Posts: 5,756 ✭✭✭✭✭

    OP coin is choice uncirculated.

    The five grades of uncirculated coins.




    superb gem

    Numbers are for pricing. Opinion.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,707 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BryceM said:

    I agree. Very nice coin.

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  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,084 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have wondering about re-submitting or cracking out to do so as eventually I may want to sell. I don't know, not that big a deal really and just really liked the coin, so wanted to share - back in the box it goes.

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  • fathomfathom Posts: 1,436 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice 63.

  • JeffMTampaJeffMTampa Posts: 3,237 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Way too nice for a 63.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I see the marks on the cheek in both pictures, as well as the lip anomaly ( I cannot tell if that is a hit of a die chip or something else). A nice coin... I initially thought 63... seems most consider it better. Cheers, RickO

  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,084 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Didn’t think I’d get many responses.

    Coin is a dime so lip cold sore (lol) doesn’t really show until pieplate size.

    I did an attempted blowup and then took obverse pics from host site of MS64, MS64+, MS65:

    Love that Milled British (1830-1960)
    Well, just Love coins, period.
  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Even with the lip hit I would think luster and "look" would carry the coin to 64/64+

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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,075 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mr1874 said:
    OP coin is choice uncirculated.

    The five grades of uncirculated coins.




    superb gem

    Numbers are for pricing. Opinion.

    Numbers are also used to give an indication regarding quality/state of preservation. And I believe that despite flaws in the grading system, its numbers are often/usually less ambiguous than words of the type you listed.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • mr1931Smr1931S Posts: 5,756 ✭✭✭✭✭

    We're eventually going to see grade numbers like 64.3, 64.6, 64.9.

    64-select choice
    64.3-choice select choice
    64.6-gem choice select choice
    64.9-superb gem choice select choice
    65-strict gem

  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I grade it: I want it!

    My best is a VF-35


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