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privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,233 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 5, 2022 6:57AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Just for fun.


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    DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 3,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU 55.

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    PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,901 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU 53.

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    just for funsies. au58+

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    Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,411 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU55

    Dave

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    TPRCTPRC Posts: 3,759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    58

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    pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Am I missing something (although not the crispest image)? Certainly looks Unc to me ... 3 ... shot 4


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    LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,352 ✭✭✭✭✭

    55

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,329 ✭✭✭✭✭

    55.

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    @privatecoin said:
    Just for fun.


    MS 62

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    @pursuitofliberty said:
    Am I missing something (although not the crispest image)? Certainly looks Unc to me ... 3 ... shot 4

    I don't think you are missing anything. If you look at the reverse the top and bottom bands are pristine. If it was AU you would see some wear there. Also, 9 times out of 10 the center band isn't struck--this is why fully separated bands (FSB) are so desired. I don't think it would grade high very high but a 62 or 63 wouldn't surprise me.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My guess is AU58.....Cheers, RickO

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    pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PeterS said:
    I don't think you are missing anything. If you look at the reverse the top and bottom bands are pristine. If it was AU you would see some wear there. Also, 9 times out of 10 the center band isn't struck--this is why fully separated bands (FSB) are so desired. I don't think it would grade high very high but a 62 or 63 wouldn't surprise me.

    I agree with reverse pickup points for wear, something I saw too. I think the blurriness of the obverse is where people are guessing high AU, although IDK.

    Something else to consider regarding the bands on this coin. Unless I have forgotten something from years past, the 39 Philly is a really tough date/mm to get with FB, no matter the grade. Some issues are quite easy, like the 39-d coincidentally, but not the 39-P or 39-S.


    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

    Todd - BHNC #242
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    privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,233 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks everyone. I think these guess the grades and quite educational sometimes to help people learn and understand grading.

    So the Answer is MS 62. The undesired grade unless you're a low budget collector like me.

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    Cool, I guess a 62 to 63. Of course, the coins I just got back were 62 and 63 so I had an advantage.

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    Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ya I was in the same boat sent in these and rec one MS66FB and the rest MS65FB except 2- went MS-65 no FB oh well I thought they were better then that.



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    @pursuitofliberty said:

    @PeterS said:
    I don't think you are missing anything. If you look at the reverse the top and bottom bands are pristine. If it was AU you would see some wear there. Also, 9 times out of 10 the center band isn't struck--this is why fully separated bands (FSB) are so desired. I don't think it would grade high very high but a 62 or 63 wouldn't surprise me.

    I agree with reverse pickup points for wear, something I saw too. I think the blurriness of the obverse is where people are guessing high AU, although IDK.

    Something else to consider regarding the bands on this coin. Unless I have forgotten something from years past, the 39 Philly is a really tough date/mm to get with FB, no matter the grade. Some issues are quite easy, like the 39-d coincidentally, but not the 39-P or 39-S.

    I think you are right about the difficulty in finding a FB D. I would have to look at the prices I paid but for the D with FB I had to pay a premium. Nice observations.

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    @Type2 said:
    Ya I was in the same boat sent in these and rec one MS66FB and the rest MS65FB except 2- went MS-65 no FB oh well I thought they were better then that.

    They look like nice coins. It would be nice if PCGS would reveal the difference between a 67 and a 66

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    And one last comment: given the toning on this one how is PCGS able to tell that it is a 66 or a 65 or even the much lusted-after 67?



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    Or this one. I would look at the fasces which looks poorly struck, but if it had anything to do with my grade I would be wrong...sigh! Now if you want to know what PCGS thinks of the coin then it is an MS 67. Understand why I'm scratching my head?

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    pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PeterS said:

    I think you are right about the difficulty in finding a FB D. I would have to look at the prices I paid but for the D with FB I had to pay a premium. Nice observations.

    Regarding FB's, the '39 Denver is the easy one, the Philly is noticeably harder ... and a true FB on a San Francisco is a toughie. I didn't check recent's, but that was always the way from the late 80's on until I took a break in 2013.


    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

    Todd - BHNC #242

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