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Crazy Eye Appeal - 1968-D Washington Quarter - Please Grade

 
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 Posted 04/28/2018  2:12 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add kevcoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello CCF,

Please share your thoughts. Interesting coin...

Raw-in-hand. Luster is superb with the satin-gold finish.

You'll notice what looks like various grease spots near reverse of the rim.

I see doubling but it could be mechanical. I found two of three die markers on http://www.doubleddie.com (1968-D 25 WDDR-001) & (CONECA: 1-R-I, Cherrypickers: FS-25-1968D-801).

I appreciate your time!






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 Posted 04/28/2018  2:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see MD on the reverse.
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 Posted 04/28/2018  2:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thisistheshow to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Crazy Eye Appeal

I cannot help with a grade but I agree with your description. I really like this quarter.
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 Posted 04/28/2018  3:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Technical Grade 64. Eye Appeal 7/10.

Typical weak center strike for date and mm. Luster subdued as is almost always the case. Certainly a keeper.
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 Posted 04/28/2018  4:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My first thought was polished or cleaned. Not sure if it's wear or weak die strike but the hair looks worn. Are breast feathers evident? If you want a grade I'll go EF to AU. Still a nice coin!!
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 Posted 04/28/2018  4:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thinking more like AU55
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 Posted 04/28/2018  5:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
64 sounds about right to me. Noticeable marks on forehead, hair and neck.
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 Posted 04/29/2018  8:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 04/29/2018  9:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CJ18850 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
EF to AU-55. MD reverse. Agreed. Hairlines worn, neck, agreed. Luster obverse nice. 7/10. Appealing coin.
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 Posted 04/29/2018  10:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add two_tonevf35 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
cool doubling, looks AU to me - what's the gunk at 3 o'clock on the reverse near the last "A"?
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 Posted 04/30/2018  8:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow! Wide range on this one!!
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 Posted 04/30/2018  8:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kevcoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
two_tonevf35 - Not sure, but it looks like grease to me. What else could it be?
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I'd take a toothpick and gently push and if it moved, I've used an old piece of soft cotton over the toothpick to remove gunk/grease if I don't think it has affected the toning.
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 Posted 05/04/2018  10:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BassPro to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not crazy on the eye appeal on this one. I'm thinking more like a 61-62
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 Posted 07/09/2018  11:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kevcoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
PCGS graded this coin (same exact coin I posted) MS67...

Maybe I should have tried to remove the gunk/grease that is noticeable on the reverse (near the rim at 3, 6 & 10 o'clock). Then again an unsuccessful attempt to do that could have resulted in a lower grade.

Does anyone have advice on how to remove gunk from a coin without damaging it? Are there certain cleaning products that don't alter toning/luster.

It's probably not worth it but does anyone think that removing the gunk from the coin and resubmitting to PCGS would result in a higher grade? I'd settle for MS67+ and be thrilled with a MS68 (although highly unlikely).

Your thoughts are appreciated.

Thanks!


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