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What is the Grade of this Indian Cent. Slab Picture in 1st Post.

FairlanemanFairlaneman Posts: 10,404 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 3, 2017 6:02PM in U.S. Coin Forum

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The next 2 photos show the Luster better I believe. The Obverse photo also shows the sort of scruffy cheek.


PCGS MS62BN. Personally I think its a 63 all day long. Way too much luster for a 62. Scruffy cheek would go with a 63 coin. Part of the auction description was " What was PCGS thinking on this coin."

Thanks.
Ken

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You've posted a coin that IMO can have several different grades of Uncirculated. It is a perfect example of the type of decision that a TPGS grader must make in seconds!

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    1Mike11Mike1 Posts: 4,414 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I said 62 because of the strange colors above the feathers.

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    LindeDadLindeDad Posts: 18,766 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks a lot like one I bought last week.

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 3, 2017 3:14PM

    Since "they" removed the joke thread, I hope you find this funny:

    Let's pretend I work for a coin grading service. Coin has luster and no rub on the high points to bother with; however, I'm not wild about its appearance. There are fingerprints and some discolored spots, especially on the important side. The next thing you might notice is the change of color around the relief and the field. This tells me that something "changed" that area of the surface.

    As a grader, I want to put a value on it, right? Well, bid for an MS-63 is about $60. Retail for an MS-60 is about $40. I'll bet most of the coins at this price have some friction. Retail for an MS-63 is about $150. What's the coin actually worth? IMO, somewhere over MS-60 but not close to MS-63. So, I'm going to punch MS-62 BN into my grading screen. The finalizer and other grader is not as conservative and they grade it MS-63.

    So, me...MS-62.
    The fictional TPGS that foolishly gave me a job...MS-63

    The grade of the OP's coin rendered by a real major grading service due to the # of marks, hairlines and eye-appeal...MS-64.

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    PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,880 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I feel it's mint state.
    Not sure of the grade, but guessed MS64BN

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    ironmanl63ironmanl63 Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would say 63 or 64. My grade would be 63 but have seen quite a few that look like this as 64's in PCGS plastic.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU50 by my standards

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    FairlanemanFairlaneman Posts: 10,404 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Insider2 said:
    Since "they" removed the joke thread, I hope you find this funny:

    Let's pretend I work for a coin grading service. Coin has luster and no rub on the high points to bother with; however, I'm not wild about its appearance. There are fingerprints and some discolored spots, especially on the important side. The next thing you might notice is the change of color around the relief and the field. This tells me that something "changed" that area of the surface.

    As a grader, I want to put a value on it, right? Well, bid for an MS-63 is about $60. Retail for an MS-60 is about $40. I'll bet most of the coins at this price have some friction. Retail for an MS-63 is about $150. What's the coin actually worth? IMO, somewhere over MS-60 but not close to MS-63. So, I'm going to punch MS-62 BN into my grading screen. The finalizer and other grader is not as conservative and they grade it MS-63.

    So, me...MS-62.
    The fictional TPGS that foolishly gave me a job...MS-63

    The grade of the OP's coin rendered by a real major grading service due to the # of marks, hairlines and eye-appeal...MS-64.

    Grading from a photo I think you did a very nice and logical grade assessment.

    Ken

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Fairlaneman said: "Grading from a photo I think you did a very nice and logical grade assessment."

    Thanks. I see the number of MS-64 guesses has dropped by about 30% from the first postings. Probably because of the big hit on cheek in the new photos.

    Now I'll try to back peddle too...LOL. I hope it is NOT a TPGS 64 but still very possible as there is lots of room between MS-64 and perfection.

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    FairlanemanFairlaneman Posts: 10,404 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @291fifth said:
    AU50 by my standards

    Sir: I want to buy coins from you. Indians, Lincolns and Mercury Dimes.

    Thanks.
    Ken

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Fairlaneman said:

    @291fifth said:
    AU50 by my standards

    Sir: I want to buy coins from you. Indians, Lincolns and Mercury Dimes.

    Thanks.
    Ken

    Just because I grade it low doesn't mean I sell it cheap (if I had anything to sell). I am not a fan of gradeflation.

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    PocketArtPocketArt Posts: 1,335 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like this at 64BN, and would have spent up to $175. :# Close???

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    FairlanemanFairlaneman Posts: 10,404 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PocketArt said:
    I like this at 64BN, and would have spent up to $175. :# Close???

    I will let this run tonight and put the grade up sometime tomorrow.

    Ken

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    PocketArtPocketArt Posts: 1,335 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Fairlaneman said:

    @PocketArt said:
    I like this at 64BN, and would have spent up to $175. :# Close???

    I will let this run tonight and put the grade up sometime tomorrow.

    Ken

    Oh no...

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    PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,880 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I did not see the marks on the cheek in the first photo

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    mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would have been at 62+, 63

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    spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 5,470 ✭✭✭✭✭

    62, too much chatter on the cheek.


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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,147 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with spacehayduke....the second set of photos do show better luster, but the scratches become more apparent also.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would have said 64....surprised at 62.....Cheers, RickO

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,686 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Goodness, I was thinking 65! Yikes

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,536 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh my, and I was at 58......

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    shorecollshorecoll Posts: 5,445 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was at 64 til I got to the pic showing the cheek hits, so 63 .

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,502 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ms 62

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    OldEastsideOldEastside Posts: 4,602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gut said 64 within a second, I believe they were stingy that day

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,481 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I voted MS-62 because of the dullness in the fields.

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    ElcontadorElcontador Posts: 7,417 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The strike is hammered, but you have contact marks on the face, a sensitive grading area, and the patina of the coin is not attractive to me. The fingerprint doesn't help.

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    keetskeets Posts: 25,351 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I thought MS63 before I got to the slab pictures but would agree with the assigned grade, due to what is clear in the obverse picture, and express gratitude that 291fifth isn't in the PCGS grading room.

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's cold.

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,849 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like fingerprints that enhance appearance

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You should work where I do. When we open a monster box of SE's after pizza Friday's all of us try to finger the coins so that one day that will be "enhanced" for future collectors. We also have a bunch of vintage coins around here that are so "enhanced" I cannot believe they will ever sell. :smiley:

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    @291fifth said:
    AU50 by my standards

    Do you have any coins for sale!?



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    RogerBRogerB Posts: 8,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is this the return of the "Joke Thread?"

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