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GTG - 1888/7 IHC PCGS****Answered****

rnkmyer1rnkmyer1 Posts: 525 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 13, 2024 9:03PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Tough one today to wrap up these posts. Grateful to all those that participated & contributed commentary.
The 1888/7 is the toughest variety in the entire IHC series (but not the rarest - that’s the MS unique 1871 S-2).
Many of our members don’t do much with IHC’s, so all should be aware there are only 3 PCGS graded MS examples.
In addition to the grade I would like participants to try the “sticker game”. With IHC’s, there could be 2.
Finally, the last pic is only a representation of the variety & is not this coin. Concentrate on the first two pics to come up with the grade & stickers. As usual, the big reveal is tonight.
Good luck!


“The thrill of the hunt never gets old”

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    tradedollarnuttradedollarnut Posts: 20,147 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,111 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very rare coin! I'll go AU-58 w/ CAC and Eagle Eye sticker.

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    CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,396 ✭✭✭✭✭

    45 Rick snow approved even if diamond 3 is a tad weak. No cac due to spot removal

    Dream coin of mine as IHCs were my first set and it was illustrated in the redbook with the mystical no price dash. I wish I knew about the rim cud back then I might have found one

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    erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ill guess 50

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    Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 2,065 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow cool!

    AU53

    BHNC #248 … 108 and counting.

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    Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 893 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it's an AU 53 also. No CAC.

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 13, 2024 11:01AM

    Congratulations!
    Instant thought to send to PCGS.
    WOW!
    Second thought?
    Maybe, you want to wait until you go to a big show where PCGS is attending? This way, less risk of losing in the mail.
    Good Luck

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    marcmoishmarcmoish Posts: 6,221 ✭✭✭✭✭

    too much wear for AU/MS imho, I am going with 45, no bean.

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    cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,891 ✭✭✭✭✭

    40

    You Suck! Awarded 6/2008- 1901-O Micro O Morgan, 8/2008- 1878 VAM-123 Morgan, 9/2022 1888-O VAM-1B3 H8 Morgan | Senior Regional Representative- ANACS Coin Grading. Posted opinions on coins are my own, and are not an official ANACS opinion.
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    jfriedm56jfriedm56 Posts: 845 ✭✭✭✭✭

    50 with photo seal.

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    2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU50 and photo seal at that grade

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    ajaanajaan Posts: 17,124 ✭✭✭✭✭

    50


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    MoparmonsterMoparmonster Posts: 135 ✭✭✭✭

    45 EEPS CAC

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    Farmer1961Farmer1961 Posts: 167 ✭✭✭

    A toss up between 45 & 50 my guess is 45.

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,149 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU50, cool coin!

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    DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,244 ✭✭✭✭✭

    XF45 CAC. Wonder if the AU55+ I found is still around.

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    MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,760 ✭✭✭✭✭

    45 and Eagle Eye.

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    XF details cleaned

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    KAJ1KAJ1 Posts: 768 ✭✭✭

    53

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    alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    XF-45, not enough feather detail for Rick and no CAC
    Puts my G04 to shame :/

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,816 ✭✭✭✭✭

    53

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    rnkmyer1rnkmyer1 Posts: 525 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Surprise result to many, except that grader extraordinaire @Eldorado9. Great eye!

    Per Rick Snow: “The coin is an original chocolate brown with the obverse slightly darker than the reverse. There are a few light marks on the obverse. There is a debris strike through which makes the 8th feather indistinct. This is found on about half of the surviving examples. The overdate feature is very bold as is the diagnostic die cud at 9:00. The reverse is relatively mark free.” Pop 5 in AU58 with 3 MS examples higher.

    “The thrill of the hunt never gets old”

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    Copperindian

    Retired sets: Soaring Eagles
    Copperindian

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    RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 605 ✭✭✭✭

    I think its a great example of a rare variety, but truly it doesn't really matter what RS says about it

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    rnkmyer1rnkmyer1 Posts: 525 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Lakesammman: awesome coin! Nice parlay too!

    “The thrill of the hunt never gets old”

    PCGS Registry: Screaming Eagles
    Copperindian

    Retired sets: Soaring Eagles
    Copperindian

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    rnkmyer1rnkmyer1 Posts: 525 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RSL: to most IHC & FE collectors, “RS” opinions do matter. I initiated this thread, so I’ll post what I want. You are entitled to your opinion nevertheless.

    “The thrill of the hunt never gets old”

    PCGS Registry: Screaming Eagles
    Copperindian

    Retired sets: Soaring Eagles
    Copperindian

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