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I am Assigning This Bust Dime a Grade of Fine 15 - Do You Agree?

EddiEddi Posts: 439 ✭✭✭✭✭

Please let me know what you think.

Looking forward to your comments and opinions.

Thanks,

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  • VanHalenVanHalen Posts: 3,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    F15 sounds fair and would get no argument from me. It's close to VF and the little used F18 might be appropriate. Nice, wholesome looking example. I do wonder why the upper rims look a touch yellowish and assume it is the lighting?

  • EddiEddi Posts: 439 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @VanHalen , thank you for your input. I was thinking it is ever so close to VF20, but not quite. Therefore F15 would be appropriate. I was not aware that F18 is an official grade? (not that I know anything about about grading companies and their norms....)

    I apologize for the tinge of yellow - I think it is due to the poor/dim natural lighting (daylight lighting conditions here in rainy Europe have not been the best lately.)

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,324 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it looks about right to me, good eye

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,063 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, a solid strong F15.

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  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,382 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, Fine-15 with original surfaces, which is actually more important that the grade. Many of these pieces have been messed with.

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,855 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A very solid F15 and an easy sell at that grade.

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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,038 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree. You chose the correct grade.
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  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,041 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Agree also

  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,901 ✭✭✭✭

    We're all in agreement, a nice coin!

  • RYKRYK Posts: 35,753 ✭✭✭✭✭

    +1 in agreement with the OP


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  • DoubleEagle59DoubleEagle59 Posts: 8,140 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Might be a gold sticker F15, if you ask me.

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  • Farmer1961Farmer1961 Posts: 166 ✭✭✭

    I actually think NGC and PCGS would grade it VF20. F15 is the minimum grade.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,532 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice coin. "Fine" indeed.

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,677 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it at VF20.

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,457 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 13, 2024 5:34PM

    Sure why not? Looks nice to me. Now put a price on it.

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  • EastonCollectionEastonCollection Posts: 1,241 ✭✭✭✭✭

    great date - I feel its slightly better than a fine 15- Having said that, I would suggest getting it cac

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  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,505 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I could go either way ... 15 or 20 ... where 18 (as suggested) is probably spot on then (although I don't think this is a grade the TPG's use).

    No matter what you call it though (of those grades), the coin is a premium example, as the surfaces are superior to most.


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  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,437 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have literally invented several grades used today and I have never heard of 18 being used. Fine-15+ works for me.

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  • RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭

    A very nice dime

  • VanHalenVanHalen Posts: 3,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Eddi said:
    @VanHalen , thank you for your input. I was thinking it is ever so close to VF20, but not quite. Therefore F15 would be appropriate. I was not aware that F18 is an official grade? (not that I know anything about about grading companies and their norms....)

    I apologize for the tinge of yellow - I think it is due to the poor/dim natural lighting (daylight lighting conditions here in rainy Europe have not been the best lately.)

    F18 is not an official grade. I've seen it used informally in the past and it seems to apply here.

  • marcmoishmarcmoish Posts: 6,156 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, agreed a nice solid 15 indeed.

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,623 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Definitely more meat than a 12! I like to see a stronger delineation of the hair and the Bust to assign 20... F15 look about right...

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