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1940-D LWC In Slab ... Your Grade?

 
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 Posted 06/20/2019  03:32 am Show Profile   Check dd27's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add dd27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This one is a challenge, at least for me, because the slab contains so many scratches and blurry spots. Naturally, I know the TPG's grade for the coin, but I'm practicing so I've come up with my own grade and I'm interested in your opinions' as well.

The photos of the whole coin, obverse and reverse, are the color of the coin in-hand.






This photograph is focused on the slab's scratches:




The following two photos zoom in on Abe's cheekbone:








P.S. I cleaned the slab with NOVUS #1 (Plastic Clean & Shine), which helped a wee bit. However, I immediately realized that the slab also needs NOVUS #2 (Fine Scratch Remover) and NOVUS #3 (Heavy Scratch Remover), now on order.
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 Posted 06/20/2019  03:35 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Agree with 66RD, sharp looker.
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 Posted 06/20/2019  08:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm in with 66RD But that hit on his upper cheek would annoy me . I would have just had the coin reholderd for a small fee . Would have cost you less than what you paid for NOVUS #1,2 and 3 .
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Would like to see more detail in the beard...MS-65
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I'm going to say the gash on Lincoln's cheek only limited it to 66RD. The reverse is easy 67RD.
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Beautiful coin! 67RD
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 Posted 06/21/2019  03:37 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


That reverse is nice.
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 Posted 06/21/2019  11:20 am  Show Profile   Check dd27's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add dd27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I would have just had the coin reholderd for a small fee . Would have cost you less than what you paid for NOVUS #1,2 and 3


I did not know that! Thanks T-BOP.

One of the questions I had was about the dint on the cheek bone. From the Red Book, "At MS-65 and higher ... no contact marks are visible except under magnification." I cannot see the ding without magnification (with my glasses on), so I was thinking it's a factor in terms of eye appeal, but not grading.

I also wondered if it's RB or RD. Again from the Red Book, "Coins with full or nearly full mint orange-red color can be designated RD; ...."

I agree that the reverse is particularly nice and definitely MS-67. I was thinking 65/66 for the obverse, with an overall grade of MS-66-RD.

NGC's grade is MS-67-RD, which I thought was (is) a bit of a stretch.

I'm selling the coin on eBay currently, so we'll see what the free market concludes. I am very honest and thorough in my eBay listings, which tends to yield lower sales prices, but I sleep well at night.

Thanks so much for your responses!

Mark

P.S. On a completely unrelated, but interesting topic, I was intrigued by Spruett's Lucretius quote in his signature. I did a little searching around, summarized in a post I made at StackExchange/Latin-Language. A really smart person responded to my question about the proper translation of Lucretius' words into English. https://latin.stackexchange.com/que...noredirect=1
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 Posted 06/21/2019  3:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SHAFTA9a to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks 66RD to me, nice.
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 Posted 06/21/2019  7:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ccaazm800 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
WOW! that is a great looking coin! I would have guessed 66RD as well.
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 Posted 06/22/2019  12:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's all about eye appeal, look at those frosty fields, the devices are very clean. Those little marks on the portrait are nothing, it's just some strike weakness and a small hit on the cheek.
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