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GEM 1972-S Ike Dollar GTG!

braddickbraddick Posts: 23,107 ✭✭✭✭✭

I'll have the answer later tonight:

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    67

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    cladkingcladking Posts: 28,333 ✭✭✭✭✭

    These come nice but I think this one is MS-68 anyway.

    Tempus fugit.
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    mark_dakmark_dak Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The fact that there's a TV, I'll assume that maybe this is a recent return from our hosts?? Can't tell if I'm seeing a little something under "UNI" on the reverse, maybe a couple minor spots in the fields.

    I actually like the Ike dollar. I'm sure that puts me in the minority.

    MS68

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    raysrays Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s a beautiful example, I guess MS67+

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    GrantuGrantu Posts: 188 ✭✭✭

    Solid 67

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    KAJ1KAJ1 Posts: 768 ✭✭✭

    68

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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    MS68.

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    cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 10,061 ✭✭✭✭✭

    69

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,324 ✭✭✭✭✭

    68

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,730 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's some booming luster!

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,107 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TomB said:
    That's some booming luster!

    Additional shots:

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    CocoinutCocoinut Posts: 2,505 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll say MS68. The photos just posted make it appear to have PL surfaces. Possible, but I've never seen any. If it is PL, you have a treasure.
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    U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,603 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks clean enough for a 68

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    DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 3,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    MS 67.

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    TrampTramp Posts: 652 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've always liked the Ikes. Maybe I'm in the minority too. MS67.

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    JerseyBJerseyB Posts: 73 ✭✭✭

    I'll say 68+. Looks like it could get 69. Beautiful coin.

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    67

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    bigmountainlionbigmountainlion Posts: 203 ✭✭✭

    68

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    TurboSnailTurboSnail Posts: 1,668 ✭✭✭✭✭

    67+

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    U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,603 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PQ+ for a 67....the only thing I see is what looks like some small area of haze (or a spot?) in the field to the right of Ike (and I'm not sure that impacts the grade much)

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    Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,436 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I thought it would be 68

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,107 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @U1chicago said:
    PQ+ for a 67....the only thing I see is what looks like some small area of haze (or a spot?) in the field to the right of Ike (and I'm not sure that impacts the grade much)

    I think it is a water spot.
    I liked this one enough to purchase it as although the MS67 grade- and even, to an extent, the MS68 is somewhat common, finding these with blazing cartwheel luster is a treat.

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    JerseyBJerseyB Posts: 73 ✭✭✭

    I was way off. That true view is misleading. I assumed a higher grade with that level of luster and I couldn't really see any marks on the coin

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Darn... Late to the GTG, but would have guessed it... Thought 67 when first viewed. Cheers, RickO

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    dsessomdsessom Posts: 2,212 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My initial thought was MS67 as well. THAT is a damned fine coin, sir! I do love Ikes!

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    SPalladinoSPalladino Posts: 832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice coin, @braddick !
    The finish and luster is uncharacteristic for a 1972-S silver business strike Ike.
    I might hypothesize that perhaps a proof planchet might have been mixed into the B.S. planchets?
    I have a similar uncharacteristic 1972-S b.s. Ike at PCGS for grading right now. I suspect that its reverse might have been struck by a proof die. The fields look more proof like than a b.s. and the earth still has frost. I cannot verify it, and I've only asked PCGS to grade it.

    Steve Palladino
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    - DIVa (Designated Ike Varieties) Project co-lead and attributor
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    cladkingcladking Posts: 28,333 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SPalladino said:
    Very nice coin, @braddick !
    The finish and luster is uncharacteristic for a 1972-S silver business strike Ike.
    I might hypothesize that perhaps a proof planchet might have been mixed into the B.S. planchets?
    I have a similar uncharacteristic 1972-S b.s. Ike at PCGS for grading right now. I suspect that its reverse might have been struck by a proof die. The fields look more proof like than a b.s. and the earth still has frost. I cannot verify it, and I've only asked PCGS to grade it.

    I have one as well.

    Mine is pretty clean but I don't remember anything else unusual.

    I was expecting a few posters to guess PR-67 or 68.

    I know these aren't common like this as I've poked around in quite a few '72 blue Ikes to find one.

    Tempus fugit.

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