Not much else to say... what do you guys think?
If you could tell the mint mark it would be.
🤔 as low as you can get
I'm almost thinking it's a grease filled die.
Seems strange that a lot of the detail is missing from around near the rim yet Ike and the eagle show most of their original detail. Could this be a very weak set-up strike or perhaps grease filled dies?
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That doesn't appear to be naturally worn down to that level. Regardless, with how infrequently I saw, received or spent Ike dollars when they were issued, it might be considered that anything below MS60 is a lowball Ike!
"Can this be classified as a lowball Ike?"
it may be a collectable error or pmd. for my part, i can't be 100% from those images at that angle but they are pretty good though.
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Odd. Looks like wear in the fields on the obv. Rim doesn't look touched though.
It looks like wear but not normal for sure.
I thought I'd post my grease filled Kennedy die for comparison.
Grease filled die does seem like a possible culprit.
Grease-filled did and a bit more valuable as such rather than a lowball Ike. If lowball, it would grade too high to be of worth to collectors of such.
Here is the wear pattern of a lowball Ike:
I vote grease-filled die followed by many years at a casino.
Way too much detail left for me. Peace Roy
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I'm in the greaser column.
I have something similar. I'll start another thread for opinions.
Even the reeded edge looks intact on the OP's Ike. I like the grease filled die answer more than common wear.
I think that coin has been messed with. The rims appear to remain, yet the fields and indicia are worn - yet the central designs are more prominent. I choose 'messed with' rather than the grease filled die explanation. JMO... Cheers, RickO