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What Would You Thins 1988 D LMC Would Grade?

 
 
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 Posted 05/13/2019  12:36 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CoinsUntilCrypto to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I know the top grades of 68 and up can sell for good money. But I don't know if this one is worth sending off to get graded. I tried to upload images with different lighting, but my camera isn't the best. Any thoughts?





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 Posted 05/13/2019  12:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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my camera isn't the best.

I agree with that. I see no reason to spend money on grading.
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 Posted 05/13/2019  01:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tunnioc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Nice coin! I do see plating issues on obverse and a greasy strike on reverse so I'm at MS66 RD.
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 Posted 05/13/2019  04:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pics are a bit lacking,but does not look like it would be worth sending in.
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 Posted 05/13/2019  07:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin looks nice but the photos aren't capturing it's true quality . An MS Memorial cent maybe 66RD .
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 Posted 05/13/2019  08:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely color, I can understand why the question about grading arises.


No longer 'as struck'; it is developing pimples.

A perishable item, somewhat analogous to food going 'off'.
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 Posted 05/13/2019  08:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good comments from all.



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 Posted 05/13/2019  09:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's not developing pimples,it left the mint like that. It is trapped debris (zinc dust) between the zinc core and the copper plating. That rough surface keeps it from grading 64 or higher...IMHO.
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 Posted 05/13/2019  12:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikem007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I know the top grades of 68 and up can sell for good money


A year ago I sent in a 1988P LMC and got back MS68RED -- PCGS book value of $900 which I thought was great. However, two months ago I co-signed it to Stacks Bowers upcoming May auction but somehow I didn't notice in around March of this year the price for this penny dropped to around $300. Be aware of a declining market for these years.
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Mike you talk of a declining market , a lot of coins have declined over the last 5 or so years . I always thought that my collection would increase as years went by . Not so for many of them .However a few have increased in value very nicely .
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 Posted 05/13/2019  8:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks to be a very nice example! The pics are a bit blurry but I think I've got an idea of how it probably looks in hand. Plating bubbles don't seem to bring the grade down in my experience. It's a lot about eye appeal. The 68 example on the PCGS website has bubbles and spots. As a serious Memorial cent collector, my goal with the zinc series in no bubbles or very minimal. I just find the bubbles distracting as most other collectors do to.

Check the G in FG on the reverse for the RDV (Reverse Die Variety). Just google 1988D rdv and you'll find it.

66-67RD
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Just went to look at mine, here's the pictures. The marks on the obverse airtite are NOT on the coin.




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 Posted 05/13/2019  11:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikem007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the link to my 1988p MS68RED.

https://auctions.stacksbowers.com/l...view/3-IBBZJ

You guys have Denver. This one is Phila. Should be a nice reality check for how the market is for 1988 LMC as the estimated value between p and d doesn't appear to be such a large spread ...soon to be somebody else's as the auction ends in two weeks.
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Wow! So many good responses. Thank you so much guys! I think I'll hold on to it for now because of the bubbles. But I'll get a better scope and check that FG soon.
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