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Another dirty coin for your consideration...should it be cac'd?

KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭


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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Without a grade, the question means nothing.

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    KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillJones said:
    Without a grade, the question means nothing.

    Our host gave it an au58.

    Nevertheless, does the "huge" black mark on ms liberty neck bother you?
    & there appears to be a cut beneath the mark.

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    BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Guess it looks worse in the holder pics since these HA cartoon pics are meant to pretty it up?

    I'm not a fan of black schmutz on the central design elements so stickered or not is meaningless to me.

    Now if it was a unique double struck off center 16-D I might make an exception?

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    morgandollar1878morgandollar1878 Posts: 4,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't think it would get a sticker. I would look for one that is much more pleasing to the eye.

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    kazkaz Posts: 9,067 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I doubt it. 4 distracting spots on the obv that I can see.

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    TommyTypeTommyType Posts: 4,586 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 10, 2017 7:27PM

    If it were a 1945? Put it in with your junk silver for melt....

    But as a 1916D? Should be worth AU50+ money! (In other words, a shopper for an AU58 might balk, and wait for another opportunity. A shopper looking for an AU50 might jump at the chance to "upgrade" at the same price).

    Me? Out of my price range....there are dozens of AG-3's for me to pick from... ;)

    Added: I completely avoided the question. CAC? I think not....just take my logic above and invert it. As a 58, it's an AU-50 quality coin. (Whatever that means).

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    KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 10, 2017 7:40PM

    Shame on all of you. You'll never get an invite to JA's X'mas party. :o:o

    nor will I since I agree w/you.

    ps - The Coin Got The bean. :#

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    GRANDAMGRANDAM Posts: 8,375 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It needs a bath,,,,,

    GrandAm :)
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    KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @GRANDAM said:
    It needs a bath,,,,,

    then it will be bean-less. :o

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    stmanstman Posts: 11,352 ✭✭✭✭✭

    " must have turned in the holder, after slabbed and stickered."

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    TommyTypeTommyType Posts: 4,586 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @KollectorKing said:
    Shame on all of you. You'll never get an invite to JA's X'mas party. :o:o

    nor will I since I agree w/you.

    ps - The Coin Got The bean. :#

    I've had a theory for awhile that there is a secondary motivation for CAC: Promote originality.

    Which is fine. But I think it's a mistake to substitute originality for quality. They aren't necessarily interchangeable, to me.

    Easily distracted Type Collector
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    MarkInDavisMarkInDavis Posts: 1,699 ✭✭✭✭

    I think it's solid for the grade, but agree with others that it fails the eye appeal test.

    image Respectfully, Mark
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    DIMEMANDIMEMAN Posts: 22,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't care for it either.

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    GRANDAMGRANDAM Posts: 8,375 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If that was my coin I would send it for restoration service.

    GrandAm :)
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I believe it is worthy of the grade.... and the sticker. However, it is not an attractive coin.... Back in the day, it would be said, 'She has a great personality'.... ;) Cheers, RickO

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    No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 2,039 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not a coin I would buy from the photos. Heritage photos are occasionally less than helpful. Hopefully that’s the case for this coin. I enjoy a CAC sticker as much as anyone. But it’s only a minor consideration. Buy the coin, not the slab, not the sticker.

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    PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,880 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A canadate for conservation.
    I believe the appearance will improve by a mile.

    .

    Pat Vetter,Mercury Dime registry set,1938 Proof set registry,Pat & BJ Coins:724-325-7211


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    ElmhurstElmhurst Posts: 775 ✭✭✭

    If was a 16 I'd get out the ammonia, but as is 16D, conservation is in order.

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    PRECIOUSMENTALPRECIOUSMENTAL Posts: 961 ✭✭✭✭

    The New Wave Band, 'Devo' sang it, "When a dirt coin comes along-you must dip it,- Rinse, Dip It, Dip It Good Now!"
    (now I'm gonna have that stupid song stuck in my head ALL day, guess I deserve it!)

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    TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,848 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well call me poor. I like it.

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    CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,398 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like an inch that net graded to AU for smutz, I like it. Dip it and it is just like everyother ms62

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