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Would you get the graded?


Help settle a debate with some dealer friends and myself.

Would you get these 2 coins graded? And if you would what do you think they would grade?

My opinion is to grade the 1919 dime and to leave the 1917 wheat raw even though it's a red.

What say you?

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Merc looks like someone messed with the surfaces and it looks ike a spot of PVC on the rev.

    I wouldn't get them graded. I would soak the dime in acetone.

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    NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 888 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree on the dime... I think someone has done something to the surface. The cent looks original. I would not submit either coin.

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

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    erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not sure if Id send either one in. Cent looks AU to me. Unc details on the dime.

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    Below M in AMERICA and around the E of E PLURIBUS UNUM seem to be problem spots. Is it just me, or does it look like someone tried to add a D by that scratch in the mintmark area?

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    NickelMikeNickelMike Posts: 190 ✭✭✭

    I agree. Pass on both.

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,254 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No. Both would make good album coins though.

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would not.

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,484 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 8, 2022 4:48AM

    The dime looks like it was dipped and left in the acid solution for too long. I don’t think that it will get a straight grade. Silver coins from this era can have a frosty, matte-ish look, but it’s too strong on this one.

    The cent looks better, but I see some pinkish cast to it which would indicate that it has been dipped to enhance the red color. This could be a photographic anomaly, but it’s what I take from the picture.

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    logger7logger7 Posts: 8,081 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They might be coins for a second tier service where the submission cost may be worth taking the chance on grading. I'd consider upside potential vs. downside loss on any attempt to get coins graded, not sure how much a coin has to be worth to justify the cost.

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    MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,897 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's hard to tell what the coins actually might look like because I think the picture quality is poor.

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    KliaoKliao Posts: 5,466 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The dime has a strange look that I don't like. I wouldn't grade either although nice coins for an album.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would not submit either one.. That dime has had work done.... Cheers, RickO

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    skier07skier07 Posts: 3,690 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No unless you have too much money and don’t know what to do with it.

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,828 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wouldn't bother sending either coin for grading. I think the Mercury dime will body bag (Unc details) because of the surfaces and the spot under M in AMERICA. The Lincoln Cent looks a bit better but I dont think it would grade high enough to be worth the effort... I'm seeing an AU58, maybe a shot at Unc but there are too many contact marks for a high grade piece...

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,115 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If I already had a submission, and it wasn't any effort to add two coins (economy), then yes, I would.
    It's always fun to see what PCGS has to say.


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    Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,636 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 8, 2022 11:27AM

    No - would go in 2x2 for collector coin binder (shows) priced cost plus. I might dip the dime but would need see in hand.

    Would grade AU, Unc or whatever depending on what I would grade them. Don’t use numerical grading on raw coins.

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