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1911 Quarter Eagle - Your opinions please , my first coin post be gentle

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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,815 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 9, 2023 6:28PM

    Gold is VERY good. Unfortunately it appears as though the one you are showing has been cleaned. I can see whispers of hairlines.
    Edited to say I hope I’m wrong.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the club. Not a bad first post! 👍🏻

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome. I like it!

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,254 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just a suggestion, but you may want to consider certified coins in the future.

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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,815 ✭✭✭✭✭

    These sunken relief designed coins are one of the toughest coins to grade properly. I can tell you I have struggled with it for quite a while. These are coins that are mostly graded by the surface condition of the planchet. Some were doomed from a high grade before they were even struck. If the planchet was banged up before it was struck chances are they’ll look the same way after being struck. All told it’s still one of my all time favorite US coin designs.
    Welcome to the forum and have fun🤠

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    dcarrdcarr Posts: 8,007 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a pretty nice one.
    It appears to be genuine and AU55.

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,432 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Indian $2.5 and $5 do not have raised rims to protect the fields so virtually all circulated examples have hairline scratches in the fields. Your coin looks like an original AU55 that has not been cleaned and more importantly appears to be authentic in a series that's been very heavily counterfeited. B)

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,931 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's OK. It looks like it may have been a jewelry piece.

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    Riley1955Riley1955 Posts: 136 ✭✭✭

    jmlanzaf, what are you seeing to believe it may have been jewelry? Just trying to learn.

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,432 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Riley1955 said:
    jmlanzaf, what are you seeing to believe it may have been jewelry? Just trying to learn.

    I see nothing to indicate jewelry use. Usually, ex-jewelry gold coins have been polished and/or have evidence of having been mounted such as solder on the rim or a mark just inside the rim from having been in a bezel.

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    It’s a raw gold coin and it looks great for what it is

    Every coin, book, sale, trade, experience, ect is part of your numismatic journey and now this coin is part of your journey

    Embrace everything you can learn about these coins and what you can learn from forum members for better or worse

    When I was younger I remember buying my first 2 1/2 dollar piece and loving it, being amazed by it and looking at it constantly. Slowly I progressed to other things. But I can remember that part of my journey very well

    Nice coin! Enjoy it!

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Riley1955 ... Welcome aboard. Nice old gold coin.... Looks to be AU55... Has signs of commerce as most of these do... the incuse design allows all contact marks in the fields. Look forward to seeing more of your collection... Cheers, RickO

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    Riley1955Riley1955 Posts: 136 ✭✭✭

    Is this a coin that you have "graded"?

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,432 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Riley1955 said:
    Is this a coin that you have "graded"?

    Probably not worth the expense of grading at PCGS or NGC but it would be a good idea to let ANACS grade it to confirm that it's authentic since this series has been very heavily counterfeited.

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    Riley1955Riley1955 Posts: 136 ✭✭✭

    @PerryHall What would be the comparable difference in price be for the same service between the three TPG's above?

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    olympicsosolympicsos Posts: 697 ✭✭✭✭

    Never buy these coins raw. One of the most counterfeited series. I will say the best thing is that it’s the only doable gold set.

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,432 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Riley1955 said:
    @PerryHall What would be the comparable difference in price be for the same service between the three TPG's above?

    Each grading service has different levels of service. Check their web sites for their current prices. ANACS is the least expensive of the legitimate grading services in my opinion.

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    Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,633 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice AU

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    2dueces2dueces Posts: 6,251 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Real gold is never bad. Welcome

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    jwittenjwitten Posts: 5,076 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Appears real and borderline AU borderline cleaned. The lighting is a bit harsh which may be giving it the cleaned look.

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