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CoinHunter4CoinHunter4 Posts: 311 ✭✭✭✭

What grade do you think this two-cent piece is?



Thanks for your thoughts!

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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 12,064 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I dont think it would receive a straight grade with scratches on the lower portion of the numeral 2.

    VG-08 Details.

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    CoinHunter4CoinHunter4 Posts: 311 ✭✭✭✭

    @oih82w8 said:
    I dont think it would receive a straight grade with scratches on the lower portion of the numeral 2.

    VG-08 Details.

    They don't look that bad in person--which is why I included the second picture.

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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 12,064 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lighting angle can reveal and/or hide details, this is why it is best viewed in hand and not judged by images. The scratches appear to be present in the second image and not appear in the third.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a VG10 to me.... Cheers, RickO

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 8,074 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like VG8 Details (scratches and perhaps cleaned)

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,700 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VG details? You are kidding, right? You can barely read any part of the motto, "In God we trust." The obverse is somewhere in the AG-3 to Good-4 category. The the reverse might approach VG, but given that obverse, does it matter? Add to that cleaning, and you have a details grade.

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,510 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good Details cleaned

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 8,074 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillJones said:
    VG details? You are kidding, right? You can barely read any part of the motto, "In God we trust." The obverse is somewhere in the AG-3 to Good-4 category. The the reverse might approach VG, but given that obverse, does it matter? Add to that cleaning, and you have a details grade.

    I can make out some of "God" and "Trust" but you're right... I'm looking at the ANA Grading Standards book and leaning more towards G4 details. ..and it doesn't really matter at this grade. The price spread between G4 and VG is ~$5??

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    JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 3,193 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Submit it let PCGS make the call.

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    ElKevvoElKevvo Posts: 4,090 ✭✭✭✭✭

    G4 is my take if it would straight grade.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 24,156 ✭✭✭✭✭

    G4 details, probably cleaned.

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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 12,064 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 25, 2022 5:27PM

    @BillJones said:
    VG details? You are kidding, right? You can barely read any part of the motto, "In God we trust." The obverse is somewhere in the AG-3 to Good-4 category. The the reverse might approach VG, but given that obverse, does it matter? Add to that cleaning, and you have a details grade.

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    Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,854 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 25, 2022 2:55PM

    AG3. Too worn.

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