Will this 1878-CC half straight grade?
I took a risk years ago and bought this raw off eBay. I believed it to be real. However, when I received it, thought it might be fake because the mintmark didn't look quite right, and the color was off. The seller has since disappeared off eBay as well. I put it in the Dansco and avoided checking it out for years. Upon acquiring Bill Bugert's CC die marriage registry, I finally decided to see if it's real or not. The verdict after ring testing, reed counting, and checking mintmarks and die markers is it appears to be silver and real.
I'll be submitting this coin to PCGS soon at Summer FUN. Will it straight grade in your opinion? I grade it at VF20. It has some very light corrosion and is a bit off color as if it had been quickly dipped at one time, but it is not hairlined from cleaning or wiping.