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 Posted 01/21/2012  12:05 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add cinemabon to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I have a feeling the coin was cleaned. But is that a grease error on the reverse? Kept sealed inside a plastic holder by bolts! You judge...















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 Posted 01/21/2012  03:56 am  Show Profile Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
YES - Cleaned
YES - Grease on reverse, most likely

VF-35 or XF-40 IMO
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 Posted 01/21/2012  09:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add amida17 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
XF details

Very cool die flow lines too.
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 Posted 01/21/2012  10:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add D0ubl3Eagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
EF-40 details
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 Posted 01/21/2012  12:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add biggfredd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not likely grease, They're often weakly struck in that area.
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 Posted 01/21/2012  12:34 pm  Show Profile Check TJsCoins's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TJsCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
EF Details. Nice coin even though it has been cleaned.
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 Posted 01/21/2012  5:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coinguybrian to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
XF-45 details, weak strike in some areas. Too much luster for VF-35 or EF-40 IMO.
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 Posted 01/21/2012  5:09 pm  Show Profile Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice looking coin though it has a recent cleaning. I would also grade it at EF-40.
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 Posted 01/21/2012  9:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ValiantKnight to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
EF-45 cleaned
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 Posted 01/21/2012  9:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cinemabon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, guys... your opinion means so much to me. This collection is for my son. I know it isn't much, but I hope he'll treasure it someday.
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 Posted 01/21/2012  11:29 pm  Show Profile Check Prethen's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Prethen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
XF+, harshly cleaned
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 Posted 01/21/2012  11:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add amida17 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just testing myself but I would call this an O-106......anyone else?
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 Posted 01/22/2012  11:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jeffrose to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Just testing myself but I would call this an O-106......anyone else?

amida17: O-106 . . R.2
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 Posted 01/22/2012  12:16 pm  Show Profile Check SsuperDdave's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Just testing myself but I would call this an O-106......anyone else?


Yeah, I think so - the slightly-elevated A in STATES and the shape of the top bar of the 5 tend to support it.
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 Posted 01/22/2012  7:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moe145 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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O-106 . . R.2



Easy way to tell...This is the "Laced Lips" die marriage! (Since both the obverse and reverse were unique to this die marriage).

Check for an engraver's mistake joining the lips and then the lower lip to the chin.

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 Posted 01/22/2012  8:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add amida17 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Moe...are you agreeing? The lip is what I was looking at but I dont have this variety and working off pictures is somewhat difficult.
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