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New purchase I find attractive. Grade added. No CAC

ironmanl63ironmanl63 Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited September 23, 2017 3:42PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I am very pleased with my new Stone Mountain Commem! I like the light blue toning and the luster is superb. Venture a guess at the grade if you like.

PCGS MS67

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,481 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice coin!

    My grade is MS-64 based upon the minor marks to the left of Stonewall Jackson and in the field on the reverse.

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    DIMEMANDIMEMAN Posts: 22,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it and would guess 64.

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    SeattleSlammerSeattleSlammer Posts: 9,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks nice. 65?

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    tommy44tommy44 Posts: 2,192 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From my neck of the woods. I like it a lot and think it is a 65. Let's hope the mint doesn't recall them all so they can deface them. >:)

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,686 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice! MS64

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    CommemDudeCommemDude Posts: 2,196 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice color and luster, marks in the obv and rev fields probably limit the grade to 63+ or 64

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks very nice indeed :smile:

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    jedmjedm Posts: 2,940 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 18, 2017 12:11PM

    I will go 65 on this one. Looks like nice luster.

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    CommemKingCommemKing Posts: 2,202 ✭✭✭✭✭

    MS64. Nice original coin.

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice toning.

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    stevebensteveben Posts: 4,595 ✭✭✭✭✭

    nice example depicting US history!

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    TurboSnailTurboSnail Posts: 1,668 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 18, 2017 2:25PM

    This coin always reminds me of the movie "Brokeback mountain" ;)

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    ironmanl63ironmanl63 Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The coin grades PCGS MS67. It is on its way to CAC now. I will let you know if it stickers. Thanks for the replies!

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    lordmarcovanlordmarcovan Posts: 43,198 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice!

    And @BillJones called it nice. He's not always an easy man to impress.


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    kazkaz Posts: 9,067 ✭✭✭✭✭

    67! wow. looks like booming luster. hope it stickers.

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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,896 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Always liked this design, MS64.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice coin.... I am surprised at the 67...... Would have thought 65.... Could well be the picture not showing the full details. Let us know if it stickers... Cheers, RickO

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    mommam17mommam17 Posts: 971 ✭✭✭

    So much for grading from pictures. Very nice coin......

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    ironmanl63ironmanl63 Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My GTG usually seem to get low guesses. It may be the way I photo coins. In hand the coin looks deserving of the grade. Hopefully it is not the way I buy coins! :D

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    au58au58 Posts: 1,288 ✭✭✭

    You should consider deleting this post before the coin is recalled by your state government or the federal government.

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    GluggoGluggo Posts: 3,566 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 23, 2017 8:39AM

    @au58 said:
    You should consider deleting this post before the coin is recalled by your state government or the federal government.

    ( First of all I am only joking on this post ) but;

    "Or worse yet they use this post to track the owner down, use a No Knock warrant pick your lock, sneak in at 3:00 am and then break into your safe and seize your coin (property). Then wake you up and show you the warrant as they leave with your ra@iest coin." ( just kidding )
    In full disclosure I cant tell you if I do or do not own one of these coins.

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 23, 2017 9:08AM

    You guys calling this a 64 are really being tough. You are going to ruin my hard earned reputation of being crazy conservative to the point of being lectured!

    A majority of these coins that I see are not original. A majority of these coins that are graded "Unc-something" have a change of color (dull gray) down the leg from friction wear (not stacking) and are "technically AU!

    IMHO, this coin is fully original with blazing luster and great eye appeal. I really hate to write this ( >:) ) as some really experienced folks have graded it differently BUT IMHO, ANY PROFESSIONAL TPGS GRADER or even a YN in a basic ANA grading class would start their evaluation at MS-65! Even as a YN, I should have been in the "Gem" MS-65 to 66 range. The minor impact marks* keep me from grading this one MS-67 but in hand, I may change my mind.

    In short, this coin is closer to an MS-67 than an MS-64! I'll look forward to reading any comments that defend the lowball opinions?

    So: PCGS: MS-67
    Me: MS-66 Max.
    Ricko, Jedm, Seattleslammer: MS-65
    Others: MS-64
    MS-63's need a basic grading class ASAP

    • OK, that one large reed mark is not minor!

    EDIT: Op, why you are spending money trying for a "bean" is beyond me. Does the value go up a whole lot? Good Luck, but some very experienced members don't think it even makes MS-65!

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    ironmanl63ironmanl63 Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Insider2 said:

    EDIT: Op, why you are spending money trying for a "bean" is beyond me. Does the value go up a whole lot? Good Luck, but some very experienced members don't think it even makes MS-65!

    I was sending some other coins so I included this one. Does not cost anything unless it stickers. If it does it is well worth the $13.50 IMO.

    I do not think they would call it a 65 if they saw it in hand. The marks seem consistent with some of the coins I viewed at coinfacts. It is a luster bomb and I am hoping that will be enough to sticker. I should know early next week.

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    ironmanl63ironmanl63 Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 23, 2017 10:23AM

    I think I do a nice job taking photos of coins but for some reason my GTG sometimes get lower guesses than the actual grade. It is like I put a spotlight on minor details (flaws). I do not try to hide anything. I just set up the shot and click the button.

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 23, 2017 2:37PM

    @ironmanl63 said:
    I think I do a nice job taking photos of coins but for some reason my GTG sometimes get lower guesses than the actual grade. It is like I put a spotlight on minor details (flaws). I do not try to hide anything. I just set up the shot and click the button.

    That's all I do also. Next time put lights on both sides of the coin and it will have so much glare that none of the marks will show and the guys will call it a 67.

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    CommemKingCommemKing Posts: 2,202 ✭✭✭✭✭

    MS67? Wow. a lot of marks for that high grade.

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    ironmanl63ironmanl63 Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I guess there were to many marks for CAC to sticker the coin. I am a sucker for eye appealing coins that technically may not be all the way there. The coin was not cheap. I still really like the coin. Thanks for all the opinions! I appreciate it.

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