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What Would You Grade This Lincoln Cent?

SevieBreauxSevieBreaux Posts: 78 ✭✭
edited October 15, 2017 8:44AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Last week I picked up this coin from a buddy at work for 5 cents. What do you think this would grade? I've got a number in mind, but I want to have more opinions.

Thanks!


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    lusterloverlusterlover Posts: 1,256 ✭✭✭✭

    Since I'm an early Lincoln guy and no one is biting, I'll play. I'll say AU 58 details. The coin looks cleaned and it has black death on it. You may have over paid by 2 cents. Remember, it's all about he thrill of the hunt.

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    dpooledpoole Posts: 5,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't see the cleaning, but the black spots are killers for sure. Looks nice otherwise, but it's not worth grading IMHO. A great series!

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,413 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There looks to be a bit of rub. AU-58

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
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    Batman23Batman23 Posts: 4,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was thinking 55-58. Too bad about the black spots.

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    SoCalBigMarkSoCalBigMark Posts: 2,786 ✭✭✭✭✭

    53.

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    ChangeInHistoryChangeInHistory Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For 5 cents you did well, it's a common coin with carbon spots, I'll net it at XF.

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    ldhairldhair Posts: 7,124 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU but the spots kill it.

    Larry

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    ECHOESECHOES Posts: 2,974 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ChangeInHistory said:
    For 5 cents you did well, it's a common coin with carbon spots, I'll net it at XF.

    +1

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm with Batman23.

    bob :)

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), bobinvegas1989@yahoo.com
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    1Mike11Mike1 Posts: 4,414 ✭✭✭✭✭

    58 cleaned

    "May the silver waves that bear you heavenward be filled with love’s whisperings"

    "A dog breaks your heart only one time and that is when they pass on". Unknown
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    ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,760 ✭✭✭✭

    No sure the color looks right, but certainly worth a nickel.

    Buyer and seller of vintage coin boards!
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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,945 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cleaned AU. Poor eye-appeal.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    bolivarshagnastybolivarshagnasty Posts: 7,350 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I concur, looks cleaned in the pics.

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    KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 16, 2017 6:48AM

    @SevieBreaux said:
    Last week I picked up this coin from a buddy at work for 5 cents. What do you think this would grade? I've got a number in mind, but I want to have more opinions.

    Thanks!


    I like it for a nickel.
    Collectors get hang up on grades etc.
    To me, the grade is irrevelant.
    The fun is the hunt & a nickel for a coin like that is fun.

    I paid double face for a bunch of v nickels & this is one of them. Notice how ugly the obv. is, then take a peek at the rev.


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    1Mike11Mike1 Posts: 4,414 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would use it for an album.

    "May the silver waves that bear you heavenward be filled with love’s whisperings"

    "A dog breaks your heart only one time and that is when they pass on". Unknown
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    mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU55, worth XF due to previously mentioned spotting.
    Nice score for a nickel.
    I'd play that game all day long.

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

    @KollectorKing said:

    @SevieBreaux said:
    Last week I picked up this coin from a buddy at work for 5 cents. What do you think this would grade? I've got a number in mind, but I want to have more opinions.

    Thanks!


    I like it for a nickel.
    Collectors get hang up on grades etc.
    To me, the grade is irrevelant.
    The fun is the hunt & a nickel for a coin like that is nothing.

    I paid double face for a bunch of v nickels & this is one of them. Notice how ugly the obv. is, then take a peek at the rev.


    You got a 12-S for 10c!!!!!!????
    That's incredible!

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    KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mannie gray said:

    @KollectorKing said:

    @SevieBreaux said:
    Last week I picked up this coin from a buddy at work for 5 cents. What do you think this would grade? I've got a number in mind, but I want to have more opinions.

    Thanks!


    I like it for a nickel.
    Collectors get hang up on grades etc.
    To me, the grade is irrevelant.
    The fun is the hunt & a nickel for a coin like that is nothing.

    I paid double face for a bunch of v nickels & this is one of them. Notice how ugly the obv. is, then take a peek at the rev.


    You got a 12-S for 10c!!!!!!????
    That's incredible!

    I had to buy & search 500-600 dirty nickels to find it.

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,413 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I feel good for you.................if it was me I'd be jumping all over the place.

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice cent ...and for a nickel, good deal.... great for an album. Cheers, RickO

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