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ldhairldhair Posts: 7,124 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 28, 2017 5:19AM in U.S. Coin Forum

This graded MS-60, many years ago. I thought it would be 62 or 63. Was the nasty hit to the face enough? What am I missing? I added the old holder just for fun.



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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,485 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think that it would make it to MS-63 today. Aside from the one mark, it would be an MS-64.

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    DoubleEagle59DoubleEagle59 Posts: 8,200 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ms60 is very conservative.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,944 ✭✭✭✭✭

    At least a 63 today, possibly more.

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Possibly a 62 at the highest. The coin's surface looks unoriginal and I'll bet it has "cabinet friction." Sell in the original holder at 62+ price because many will think it's a 63! If the lighting is playing tricks on me, then it was graded (strictly) when the TPGS was in its infancy.

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    RampageRampage Posts: 9,418 ✭✭✭✭

    The coin is a 61 at best. The luster appears to be flat, large bag mark on upper cheek, and other smattering of marks will hold it down.

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    LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,317 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 28, 2017 6:15AM

    Very nice coin. No doubt undergraded by at least two or three points. I have seen worse coins residing in 64 holders.

    With that being said, I would definitely send this coin back for what it deserves.

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    DennisHDennisH Posts: 13,963 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a 63 to me.

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    logger7logger7 Posts: 8,091 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Marks don't bother me much; but what about the friction over the ear?

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

    I do see a bit of rub...it's a "Monday 58/58+" , "Friday" 62/63.

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    10000lakes10000lakes Posts: 811 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 28, 2017 10:44AM

    I like it as is

    A 1889-s in 60, 61, 62 all sell for around $200 or a little over.
    The old holder probably adds more value than if you spent the money on a re-grade, even it ended up in 63 holder.

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    KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll give it a 3+

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    MS62 with the ding and the rub.... Cheers, RickO

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    keetskeets Posts: 25,351 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't think this is a case of what some would call grade-flation, if the coin has luster it looks like it should have been an MS63 all along, unless there are problems the pictures don't show like luster breaks. absent the face hit and some strike weakness the coin looks nice.

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    mbogomanmbogoman Posts: 5,126 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    SurfinxHISurfinxHI Posts: 2,351 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Super slider

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    DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 3,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd go MS 63 on it if there is no wear on the hair above the ear. They're not all struck up perfectly.

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