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1921 Missouri 2x4 50c grade?

Hi all,
This coin just arrived in the mail from a dealer in Europe.
I think around the MS63 - MS65 range.
I paid the equivalent of 500 USD.
Thoughts on the grade?


  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,260 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's genuine. It looks a little lifeless, which might be the lighting, but it might just be AU58 due to high point rub on the cheekbone and shoulder.

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  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,018 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Most of these coins look like they a rub. This one looks like it’s been dipped too harshly or too long. I also grade it AU-58, but a holder number of MS-62 would not surprise me.

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  • HigashiyamaHigashiyama Posts: 2,103 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think the first two responses nailed this one. If it is MS, the muted luster will limit it to 62.

  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,937 ✭✭✭✭✭

    MS62 camp

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,180 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU58. Seems to have very lt wear.

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  • mtn_scoutmtn_scout Posts: 93 ✭✭✭

    I think the overexposure in some of the pictures is making it look harshly dipped. There are some signs that it was dipped at some point but I think it falls into the market acceptable category. I wouldn't be surprised to see it in a MS 63 holder and I'd say you got a very good deal!

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I will go with MS62.... The lighting seems to mute the coins appearance.... Cheers, RickO

  • Thanks for the opinions, everyone. I'm going to agree with MS62. The appearance in hand is right in between the two sets of lighting in the photos.

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