No- But it is close and a judgment call... I would rather see the observe rim closer to being complete. AG3 would be my grade. I think the Indian portrait is not a problem and neither is the reverse
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Not even close IMHO.
Many (if not most) 1877 cents were struck with this particular weakness on the obverse. The three certified examples (and one raw) I own in G and VG all show this. Sometimes the TPG's will give a little leeway on grading standards to allow for this. That being said, I don't think this one will quite make G-4.
I don't think so, it will AG-3. I've seen some G4's that are missing the S in States and some of the OF, but almost all of AMERICA is there.
Here is an AG3 with almost the same amount of wear:https://www.pcgs.com/cert/43665736
Looks like a 3.
No. Looks like a 3.
It should not, and any knowledgeable buyer would discount it if it did.
3 and it's still somewhat worth owning.
Strictly AG3. Far too much wear on the upper obverse lettering to merit anything higher.
Definitely a nice original coin, but just a tick below Good-4.
I don’t know does this one?
11.5$ Southern Dollars, The little “Big Easy” set
AG-3, Back of coin is a G-6 but front is AG-3 so grade=AG-3.
Maybe. Here’s mine.
I think AG-3, but you could send it to PCGS and find out for sure.
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I agree with AG, but with gradeflation, G wouldn’t surprise me.
But it is a wholesome choice example.
From elsewhere on this website...
Not to me. But as in many cases it's a matter of opinion. Is that a rotated reverse?
It looks like an AG3 example to me too...
I agree with a 3... Not sure how the TPG will treat the marks below the date.... Cheers, RickO
Most low grade 77s are know with an uneven Obv due to misaligned dies. It is almost diagnostic. They are generally graded at a curve because of it and one can not necessarily compare it to the normal INC
While the pics are crap the G4 cac shows this effect. These are almost graded by the relief of the bust and strength of the lower rim but obviously grade results vary widely https://www.ebay.com/itm/1877-Indian-Head-Cent-KEY-DATE-in-PCGS-G-4-with-CAC-Verification-Sticker-/334335295121?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l6249&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0
If that coin grades a 4 it is not a coin that I would want.