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1901 S Liberty Head GTG Revealed.

CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,933 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 1, 2023 5:53PM in U.S. Coin Forum

This one is BST bound soon to help fund the next purchase and I'm fishing for some feedback first.


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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    63?

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    lermishlermish Posts: 1,947 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love the color and really clean fields but I see some rub.

    58

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I will go with 55.

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    dunkleosteus430dunkleosteus430 Posts: 471 ✭✭✭✭

    AU-55

    Young Numismatist

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    55

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,512 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm in the 55 camp

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    streeterstreeter Posts: 4,312 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I grade it $975.

    Have a nice day
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    mirabelamirabela Posts: 4,970 ✭✭✭✭✭

    62

    mirabela
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    CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,933 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @streeter said:
    I grade it $975.

    Sold! To the highest bidder :D
    I probably shouldn’t use these images though. Is it illegal or against the rules to start your own auction on the BST?

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,309 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not a gold grader, but I will guess 53.
    Jim


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    dhikewhitneydhikewhitney Posts: 364 ✭✭✭

    AU58

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I thought 58 at first because of the collarbone area but when I blew it up I thought that the rub was was just some cabinet friction, and there wasn’t any wear on her hair or on the eagles feathers. You can play around with the lighting if you want but the fact that it’s beaned should count for a lot, if it wasn’t cac some might think it was an overgraded slider, but JAs opinion means alot with gold.

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    streeterstreeter Posts: 4,312 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Suggestion: photograph them on solid color background and crop anything extra out of your finished saved photo. The woodgrain is visible through the slab.

    Have a nice day
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    CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,933 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DeplorableDan said:
    I thought 58 at first because of the collarbone area but when I blew it up I thought that the rub was was just some cabinet friction, and there wasn’t any wear on her hair or on the eagles feathers. You can play around with the lighting if you want but the fact that it’s beaned should count for a lot, if it wasn’t cac some might think it was an overgraded slider, but JAs opinion means alot with gold.

    So that’s what cabinet friction looks like? More discoloration than actual rub.

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Coinscratch said:

    @DeplorableDan said:
    I thought 58 at first because of the collarbone area but when I blew it up I thought that the rub was was just some cabinet friction, and there wasn’t any wear on her hair or on the eagles feathers. You can play around with the lighting if you want but the fact that it’s beaned should count for a lot, if it wasn’t cac some might think it was an overgraded slider, but JAs opinion means alot with gold.

    So that’s what cabinet friction looks like? More discoloration than actual rub.

    At least that’s what I thought, maybe someone more experienced will chime in. It appears to be friction but I couldn’t justify it as being actual honest wear, just slight mishandling at some point. I’m still not really educated on the nuances of discerning “wear” from “rub/cabinet friction” but It just didn’t look like an au to me.

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    CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,933 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DeplorableDan said:

    @Coinscratch said:

    @DeplorableDan said:
    I thought 58 at first because of the collarbone area but when I blew it up I thought that the rub was was just some cabinet friction, and there wasn’t any wear on her hair or on the eagles feathers. You can play around with the lighting if you want but the fact that it’s beaned should count for a lot, if it wasn’t cac some might think it was an overgraded slider, but JAs opinion means alot with gold.

    So that’s what cabinet friction looks like? More discoloration than actual rub.

    At least that’s what I thought, maybe someone more experienced will chime in. It appears to be friction but I couldn’t justify it as being actual honest wear, just slight mishandling at some point. I’m still not really educated on the nuances of discerning “wear” from “rub/cabinet friction” but It just didn’t look like an au to me.

    That’s good enough for me, it looks like what I would imagine friction would look like. And it’s on all of the high points.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, based on the OP pictures, I was going to guess MS61, but the picture of the coin in the slab looks much better and worthy of the 63. Cheers, RickO

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    CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,933 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    Well, based on the OP pictures, I was going to guess MS61, but the picture of the coin in the slab looks much better and worthy of the 63. Cheers, RickO

    Agree, the original pics with the macro lens look too dark. Whereas the cell phone pics bring out the true color but are low res.

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    CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,933 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Pedzola Now exactly what kind of feed back is that :D

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    would be odd for friction to be limited to the collar, when the hair above the ear and the reverse feathers and neck (among other high points) show no actual wear. Nice coin. Is the bean damaged?

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    CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,933 ✭✭✭✭✭

    WOW! I had no idea how well gold responds to light. (makes sense though) Just had to point the lights at the target.
    Yes, the sticker has some rub and the slab has some cabinet friction.


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    NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,989 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Coinscratch said:
    WOW! I had no idea how well gold responds to light. (makes sense though) Just had to point the lights at the target.
    Yes, the sticker has some rub and the slab has some cabinet friction.


    Great pic and coin!

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,694 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Coinscratch said:
    WOW! I had no idea how well gold responds to light. (makes sense though) Just had to point the lights at the target.
    Yes, the sticker has some rub and the slab has some cabinet friction.


    Great looking coin, deserving of the sticker! 👍

    Indeed lighting makes all the difference in the world.

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    spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,512 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah I got fooled by the collar bone area too. Very nice!

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