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GTG on this Civil War era 3 Cent Nickel. **Grade Revealed**

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edited March 3, 2024 2:18PM in U.S. Coin Forum

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like some very slight high point friction on the obverse, so I’ll go with 58. But could easily be MS.
    And some interesting die clashing too.

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    KoveKove Posts: 2,026 ✭✭✭✭

    First thought was 55

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,441 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hard to tell from those pics but 58 sounds about right.

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    1. It has some dramatic die clashing!
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    coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,791 ✭✭✭✭✭

    looks well struck- I am in the low MS range- seems to fall just shy of 63. I like it.

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    erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hard to tell from the images. Looks either 58 or 63.

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    WinLoseWinWinLoseWin Posts: 1,481 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What are we guessing the grade against?

    If an old ANACS Photo Cert, I would guess AU-50/50 to AU-55/55.

    If modern certification, then maybe AU-58 to MS-62. It appears to have Mint State sharpness though the photo is not picking up much luster.

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    relicsncoinsrelicsncoins Posts: 7,860 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good guesses everyone. It does have some rub on the high points. I think it's accurately graded in the 55-58 range. I don't think ANACS was using 58 in 1982. In fact I've never seen a photo cert with the grade of 58/58. Here are some better photos that represent the color of the coin better.

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