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*****Grade Revealed***** Getting the Pan-Pac band back together... GTG Newp *****Grade Revealed*****

anablepanablep Posts: 5,029 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 25, 2024 1:42PM in U.S. Coin Forum

This coin joins my Pan-Pac gold dollar and silver half dollar, all in PCGS holders. I purchased this one today at the local coin show using a 79-CC Morgan dollar in a partial trade for this coin. I'm in no position to purchase the $50 gold slugs and may go my entire life not achieving it, and I'm okay with that.

I love the design of these Pan-Pacs, especially the $2.5 coin, and I feel like it's Barber's best design. Feel free to GTG and offer any opinions you may have. Thanks for looking...

*****Here's the full PCGS obverse picture:*****

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    RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 595 ✭✭✭✭

    Great piece

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    Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,659 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The half is my favorite classic commem

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    U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,601 ✭✭✭✭✭


    I will guess AU 53

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    baddogssbaddogss Posts: 1,259 ✭✭✭✭

    I like it and the series. I'd guess/say AU53 also.

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    KiwiNumiKiwiNumi Posts: 41 ✭✭

    Awesome coin I'm jealous. I would guess AU50.

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    kazkaz Posts: 9,067 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Like you, I have the dollar and the half. The 2.50 is on the ol'bucket list I really love that design! Congrats!

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,250 ✭✭✭✭✭

    53-55. I really like those.

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    CoinlearnerCoinlearner Posts: 2,464 ✭✭✭✭

    Looks nice . I would guess AU-50. 50's may be out of reach but can always get some nice copy slugs,for a complete set.

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,415 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 25, 2024 1:20AM

    I'll guess AU55. The obverse design of the Pan-Pac $2.5 is very cool and shows Miss Liberty riding on the back of a Hippocampus while carrying a caduceus symbolizing the conquest of yellow fever while building the canal. It's one of my favorite US coin designs. B)

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    anablepanablep Posts: 5,029 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some good guesses so far but no bullseye yet… keep in mind the strike on these tends to be soft… I’ll reveal the answer later on Monday.

    Always looking for attractive rim toned Morgan and Peace dollars in PCGS or (older) ANA/ANACS holders!

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    7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,254 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hmmm, sounds like you are hinting at 58 but I am also in the 55 (at best) category. There is also a possibly worrisome "splotch" of oxidation above the "M" of AMERICA.

    BUT, a very nice coin and congratulations.

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    pointfivezeropointfivezero Posts: 1,634 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice grade, @anablep. Nice Gen 4.0 holder too.


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    messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,691 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would have guessed 58 on this one. Clean up the holder and get better lighting on it and maybe it'll look less AU. It would look better in a new holder, too. Nice coin!

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice coin.

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,107 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One of my top five favorite designs of any United States coin.
    Congratulations on finding one that is unmolested and choice.
    This type is difficult enough yet add the additional chore of finding a nice one
    makes it a challenge that once accepted and then gained is ultra rewarding.


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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,481 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would guess AU-55.

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    mirabelamirabela Posts: 4,964 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice coin. I love those. I was very tempted by one recently -- it's really more than I need to be spending on a coin right now but I had to have a real talk with myself about it.


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