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I'm trying to get better on grading coins...Please tell me if I'm close?

in2Coinsin2Coins Posts: 239 ✭✭✭✭
edited October 30, 2017 11:23AM in U.S. Coin Forum



  • rainbowroosierainbowroosie Posts: 4,874 ✭✭✭✭


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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,726 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I realize the coin has been stuffed into an old cardboard holder to simulate an estate sale, but that color isn't natural.

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  • BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,729 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yup. No Grade. Someone has been doing naughty things with this coin. After a dip to remove the damage it might still be a decent (but boring white) coin.

  • joebb21joebb21 Posts: 4,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    if it grades I would say ms65. Looks funky

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  • in2Coinsin2Coins Posts: 239 ✭✭✭✭

    Coin is not mine......photo job for someone. Didn’t think that the color is natural myself.

  • lkeigwinlkeigwin Posts: 16,887 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @in2Coins said:
    I'm trying to get better on grading coins...Please tell me if I'm close?

    No. AT.

  • 1Mike11Mike1 Posts: 4,414 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Frustrating to see these coins played with like this.

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

    Looks 65/66 but would not grade.
    As others have said, it's AT.

  • KyleKyle Posts: 1,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Like others have already said; it looks like like a gem coin, but the toning is artificial, so it won't straight grade as is.

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  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,408 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I thought 66, but it has "ricko tarnish".


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  • gripgrip Posts: 9,962 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think its gorgeous. And the back of the wagon is well
    struck .Not sold on the AT. 66.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AT but 65... Cheers, RickO

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It definitely needs a bath! :D

  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

    He came for "grading", not rating. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd say 70.... bucks, that is. Dip it and it goes over a hundred.

  • Wabbit2313Wabbit2313 Posts: 7,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's only a guess not knowing what is hiding under the fake toning.

  • KoveKove Posts: 2,026 ✭✭✭✭


    66 if it wasn't funky.

    These days, Oregon's need a fair amount of hits or slightly subdued luster to get graded all the way down to a lowly 65. Silver commems have really been impacted by gradeflation, which is one of the reasons the series has gone nowhere for years.

  • OuthaulOuthaul Posts: 7,440 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If it wasn't for the QT, it would be a 63. Too much going on in the blanket, right leg, and left arm. Can't tell much on the reverse due to the spotted AT.

    At any rate, BB in my opinion.



  • crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,803 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It'll never break the color barrier. I'm sorry to say it appears to be AT.

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