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1914-S Nickel Vs ANACS

 
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 Posted 03/01/2019  08:19 am Show Profile   Check OneDollarMule's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add OneDollarMule to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi Everyone,

I have a 1914-S in an old ANACS holder, I was thinking about crossing to PCGS but though I'd see if the grade was on the money or not!

The coin has a fantastic tone, iridescence with rainbow colors which is very hard to photograph in this slab.


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 Posted 03/01/2019  08:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't like the toning but that doesn't affect the grade much.
Can't tell is the horn is rounded but it's close.
Split tail -- good.
Strike is a bit better than average.
Hard to tell from your image about some areas of the obverse.
Assuming no problems that I can't detect I'd say definitely XF with a reasonable shot at AU.
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 Posted 03/01/2019  08:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU-55 with that tail, but I don't care for the look either. Almost appears stained.
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 Posted 03/01/2019  09:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tough one, EF-45 + .Some wear obverse and reverse . Sharp date , 99% full horn , nice tail . with coinfrog ,almost looks stained .
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 Posted 03/01/2019  10:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
this is a tough one due to toning and lighting. I think I'm at MS62
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 Posted 03/01/2019  11:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nfine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm in the 45-55 camp. Toning appears to be a bit dark but doesn't detract from the beauty of this coin.
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 Posted 03/01/2019  12:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm agree with panzaldi. It looks like most all of the marks on the surfaces are planchet marks that didn't come out due to a soft strike. MS62ish.
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 Posted 03/01/2019  1:04 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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MS-62.
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 Posted 03/01/2019  2:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
au50. it looks like there is considerable rub on the knot, the hair above the knot and the braid of the indian. The cheek is the high point in the obverse, but that looks well rounded. The hair, knot and braid look completely flat but the high point is well formed. The date seems to be all there.

Correspondingly on the reverse the buffalo's forward front leg is the high point of the design and again, it looks rubbed flat with nicks and hits. The hind leg is another high point, but that area does not look rubbed.

The wear pattern is strange because some areas look pristine and some areas look flat, not always consistently at the high points which would be indicative of a soft strike.
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 Posted 03/01/2019  2:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add acloco to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Typical strike issues for the buffalo series. Seems that nearly every date and branch mint have to be graded differently.

Obverse with a slightly weak or weak strike (toning might be hiding some of the strike).

Reverse - OH YEAH!! As others have pointed out - split tail and full horn. Shoulder and hip indicating some wear.

AU53 or possible AU55.

Toning....unfortunately, does not help this coin. XF45 at best.

I do not know if conservation will be able to save this coin.


Thank you for sharing!!
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AU-55
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 Posted 03/01/2019  6:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add eternallogan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know this series well enough to comment, but wow, what a variety of opinions!


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 Posted 03/01/2019  7:34 pm  Show Profile   Check OneDollarMule's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add OneDollarMule to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think the photos are really not making this easy! So I've taken two more which might help (the old slab makes it very difficult to capture). I find the Buffalos the hardest to grade so its really interesting and helpful to hear everyone's comments!



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 Posted 03/01/2019  9:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
With the new photos I'm seeing 2 scratches on reverse . One through AMERICA the other above Buffalo's hump .
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