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GTG 1798 Bust Dollar GRADE REVEALED

2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 764 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 27, 2024 7:59AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Freshly graded by our host, i was somewhat surprised by the grade, i won’t tip my hand positive or negative until folks chime in….i’ll reveal Saturday morning


I bought the coin raw correctly, and wanted it in a holder to facilitate a sale, i believed the “busyness” by the obverse motto would prevent a straight grade.
Clearly the coin looks much better in hand than the pics, i took these with my Ipad.
Without bashing i think the important message here is the imaging needs some help.

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  • privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,135 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd Guess XF45, although it could be details due to the rim dings.

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  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VF Details - Something with the surfaces...smoothed/altered/repaired

  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,469 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 26, 2024 8:05AM

    VF30-35

  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,329 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillJones said:
    VF details. It's been cleaned and possibly smoothed , and there might be too much rim damage to let it pass.

    But, it won't surprise me if some grading service called it VF-35 or something equally inappropriate.

    I agree with bill although I would have said vf25. The L in Liberty area and rim dings speak to a hard life but a loop may say something different

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 2,924 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VF details

  • split37split37 Posts: 285 ✭✭✭✭

    Rim ding, cleaned, VF30
    VF25 if straight-graded

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,839 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The area around "LI" in Liberty looks like it has been worked on. Add in the rim dings and it belongs in a details holder, probably VF something.

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  • airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,845 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VF details with something noted regarding the surfaces

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  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    With the OP being somewhat surprised by the grade (and thinking to myself the photo is slightly washed out) I'd venture
    a straight grade of XF40.

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  • psuman08psuman08 Posts: 216 ✭✭✭

    VF details

  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Plugged at LI?

  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,329 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MarkKelley said:
    Plugged at LI?

    I don’t think so as the corresponding rev doesn’t show obvious evidence. Again a loop may tell a different story

  • jedmjedm Posts: 2,911 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Straight grade VF35

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,353 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jedm said:
    Straight grade VF35

    Here is straight graded VF-35.

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  • MeltdownMeltdown Posts: 8,600 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 26, 2024 10:46AM
  • calgolddivercalgolddiver Posts: 1,376 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VF35 details as previously mentioned

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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,963 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VF25 details


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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,595 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 26, 2024 11:58AM

    @Meltdown said:
    Fine 15

    That’s a bit too low.
    Here are Photograde pictures for that grade:

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  • RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 503 ✭✭✭✭

    @Crypto said:

    @MarkKelley said:
    Plugged at LI?

    I don’t think so as the corresponding rev doesn’t show obvious evidence. Again a loop may tell a different story

    Check out the arrow tails on the rev, imo something happened there, never saw anything like that before

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,595 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RobertScotLover said:

    @Crypto said:

    @MarkKelley said:
    Plugged at LI?

    I don’t think so as the corresponding rev doesn’t show obvious evidence. Again a loop may tell a different story

    Check out the arrow tails on the rev, imo something happened there, never saw anything like that before

    Whatever you're seeing, based on the images, at least, I don't think it's evidence of a plug.

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  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Vf-30 details. Rim damage.

  • shortnockshortnock Posts: 362 ✭✭✭

    Plugged at B E.

  • USMC_6115USMC_6115 Posts: 2,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @No Headlights said:
    Vf-30 details. Rim damage.

    This

  • jughead1893jughead1893 Posts: 814 ✭✭✭✭

    40

  • BECOKABECOKA Posts: 16,953 ✭✭✭
    edited January 26, 2024 2:57PM

    If it grades then I guess VF30, otherwise VF Details / Rim Dings

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,421 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 26, 2024 3:10PM

    Please Please Please don't tell me that this straight graded
    VF30 details

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,490 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VF details, as most everyone else.

    If I had to assign a number with the VF, either 20 or 25


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  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm seeing VF details as well. I'd say 25 if pressed for a numerical grade... the coin looks cleaned to my eye, but I think the rim damage prevents a straight grade.

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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,595 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 27, 2024 9:57AM

    @2windy2fish said:
    Freshly graded by our host, i was somewhat surprised by the grade, i won’t tip my hand positive or negative until folks chime in….i’ll reveal Saturday morning


    I bought the coin raw correctly, and wanted it in a holder to facilitate a sale, i believed the “busyness” by the obverse motto would prevent a straight grade.
    Clearly the coin looks much better in hand than the pics, i took these with my Ipad.
    Without bashing i think the important message here is the imaging needs some help.

    If the slab shots are anywhere close to accurate, you did (edited) somewhat of a disservice to participants by doing a Guess The Grade thread, based on the non-slab shots you first posted. And if they're not, what does the coin look like?

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  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,469 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had a feeling the original photo was a washed out and overexposed TV, consistent with the quality as of late, and the coin probably looked darker in hand.

  • skier07skier07 Posts: 3,596 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The coin looks like a dog in the original pictures and looks much nicer in the slab shots. The color is much better and the rim dings are barely noticeable and based on those pictures straight grading the coin seems reasonable.

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,041 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The skin color looks a lot better in the new images, the rim dings a little less pronounced in the holder, but it still looks “worked on” in the LIB area.
    So I’m still surprised at the straight grade, but on the bright side there’s now hope my bust dollar with a few rim hits may someday straight grade if I ever submit it!

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  • 2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 764 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld i don’t understand your question…
    I thought i was being transparent throughout the whole thread.
    The fist photo is the Trueviews provided by PCGS, i then posted pics taken with my ipad.
    I thought there were a lot of comments that felt the same way i did about the coin.

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,595 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @2windy2fish said:
    @MFeld i don’t understand your question…
    I thought i was being transparent throughout the whole thread.
    The fist photo is the Trueviews provided by PCGS, i then posted pics taken with my ipad.
    I thought there were a lot of comments that felt the same way i did about the coin.

    I don’t think you intended to be other than transparent. My point was, that if the coin looks close to how it shows in the slab shots, then it doesn’t look like the initial images that were posted and upon which people made their assessments. The more accurate the images, the better the opportunity for meaningful assessments, discussion and learning.

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  • RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 503 ✭✭✭✭

    Shocking difference, you are correct and it looks pretty darn decent in reality

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,353 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It does not look like the same coin. It shows how photography can make a coin look good or bad.

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  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow! The first images now look overexposed and the angle of the shot makes the rim hit look more pronounced. Nice pickup and I'm glad you got it into a straight graded holder...

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  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Still too many rim dings for me (one is too many usually). But the slab photos show much better color.

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