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1914 Lincoln Wheat Cent - Grade?

 
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 Posted 05/31/2022  7:39 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Zero to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Been coin collecting for about 15 yrs now and this is my best quality older wheatie I've found searching thru change in the wild. If it's worth it, I was looking into getting it possibly graded in the future. Still not sure though about pulling the trigger on that with the crazy turn around times I've heard of people getting from some places. We'll see. What grade would you give this?

First 2 are from my phone and the second 2 are from my desktop microscope.







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 Posted 05/31/2022  7:46 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Lovely colors, struck from worn dies
MS64RB

I am not an expert on LWC's so others may have different opinions.

I wouldn't get it graded, though. Stick it in an album and enjoy it. Grading it at PCGS or NGC is going to cost you 30-40 bucks.
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 Posted 05/31/2022  7:51 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF!!

That is one heck of a change find! Super cool, and thanks for sharing!!

It looks like there is little to no rub on the high points, although a touch of toning. The reverse has me questioning whether this has original surfaces or not. Clear photos with less light reflection will help with that. My first instinct is MS-62RB. This is way better than my 1914 found in change, I can barely get the date off the thing!

I agree with you, a roughly three-month turnaround time to grade a coin is a little ridiculous and a turn off in my opinion. I've never had a coin graded myself and don't really have the desire to. I want to see and hold my coins, not have them travel through the mail and hope they are in good hands.
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 Posted 05/31/2022  8:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MS-64RB sounds right. Great find.



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 Posted 05/31/2022  8:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great find! I agree with MS64 RB. Not worth grading unless you just want it in a slab b/c you like slabs.
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 Posted 05/31/2022  8:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm in with MS64, perhaps 64+. Check ebay sales info for recently sold slabbed examples.
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 Posted 06/01/2022  06:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i have to agree with MS64RB, its borderline gradable. personally I would put it in my album or seal it in a air tight which may be the better option. be careful where you store this as a higher humidity area could start pushing this coin darker.

super find
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 Posted 06/01/2022  08:53 am  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice looking 1914! I like it!

MS-62RB or 63 if it has decent cartwheel luster.
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 Posted 06/01/2022  09:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MS-63RB . That's one heck of a find in change . I wouldn't send it in , either put it in a nice AU-UNC album or plastic holder .

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 Posted 06/01/2022  10:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i'd like to see this one without all the glare to see the surfaces and fields better. I had it MS64RB but the more I look at it, it might be closer to 63 but cant tell for sure using these photos
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 Posted 06/01/2022  10:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree better pics would help.
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 Posted 06/02/2022  6:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zero to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a few more pics of it in different lighting, and for reference a new 2022 Shield penny. Pics prob aren't the best but hopefully they'll do.








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 Posted 06/02/2022  11:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KYCopperCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm in at ms63rb, possibly 64rb, I'd have to see it in hand, surfaces appear original based on the photos, but the photos aren't clear enough for me to give an accurate judgement.
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 Posted 06/03/2022  12:26 am  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Surfaces look original, I'll bump my assessment to MS-63RB.
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 Posted 06/06/2022  2:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MS-64RB, nice looking coin.
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