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 Posted 05/15/2011  4:40 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add marjonbc to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Wondering what the consensus is in the impact of the 2 small hits or pits (hard to tell from the picture) would have on the overall grade. Seller is reputable and has this listed as an AU.





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 Posted 05/15/2011  5:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadanz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a pretty low quality scan. I can't really make out the detail in the hair or the leaves on the reverse. The crown appears to have excellent detail -- enough to even go UNC. However, I've got no idea about the lustre on this coin so who knows.

Could be anywhere from XF - UNC, but is most likely an AU-55.
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 Posted 05/15/2011  5:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add marjonbc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks... this is the best they can do apparently for a scan... hard to make a final call but that helps.
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 Posted 05/15/2011  6:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add okiepb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like an AU to me but it is a crappy quality,

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 Posted 05/15/2011  10:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add uncle al to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am seeing a mark above the A in Gratia, to the right side the are and I in Victoria, marks below the hair at the back of the neck, quite a few marks near the lower part of the neck, these are on the obverse. On the reverse, near the top left about 11 o'clock, on the rim, there appears to be something, the rest of the surface looks busy, that is, it has been around the block. I agree with not being able to see the lustre, as to AU, there would have to be clearer pics.
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 Posted 05/15/2011  11:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add marjonbc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks All... I have had no luck yet getting some high res pics or scan yet... maybe tomorrow.
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