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1917 D SLQ Type 1 - Raw - Grade Please

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 Posted 03/10/2012  8:42 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add acloco to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Ignore the whitewash lighting from my poor photography setup.





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 Posted 03/10/2012  9:09 pm  Show Profile Check Jaobler's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Jaobler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tough to be confident on grade from these photos. I'd guess AU-55 at minimum based on wear, with a possible downgrade due to the spotting. Might be mint state if what looks like friction on the knee and robe over shield is strike weakness or a photo artifact. The spotting and faint reverse hairlines should limit it to MS-63 at best on the high end. Head looks well-struck so it's a FH candidate even if judged AU.

Nice coin; I'd love to see it with more natural-looking illumination.
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 Posted 03/10/2012  9:41 pm  Show Profile Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Details Grade AU55 - cleaned/dipped or wipped.
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 Posted 03/10/2012  9:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CaptainFwiffo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll assume the washed out appearance is just the lighting, so I think it would make AU58FH.
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 Posted 03/10/2012  10:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ValiantKnight to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU-55
"For as long as Belisarius lives, it is impossible for him to relinquish this city." - Roman general Belisarius, responding to a group of Gothic envoys, during the Gothic siege of Rome in 537 AD

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 Posted 03/10/2012  11:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add D0ubl3Eagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am thinking AU-58 FH.
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 Posted 03/11/2012  05:28 am  Show Profile Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The reason I called a cleaning on this SLQ was the spots - I believe they are left over from a dark toning the coin had before the cleaning/dipping, and they are the areas the toning didn't fully vacate the surface during the dip.
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