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1977 D Mint Set Grading

 
 
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Japan
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 Posted 11/08/2019  1:07 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Stephen-P to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey everyone. This is a BU mint set that I wanted your opinions on. I've been collecting coins for a while but am very new to the 'game' of it; how the grading system works, etc..
So I'm trying to figure out the best way to photograph them for this purpose as well. The pictures below are taken directly under a light in order to highlight any 'imperfections' on the coins and hopefully get a fair assessment on them. Please give me some guidance on the photography aspect too!














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 Posted 11/08/2019  1:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Stephen-P to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I feel like the fields can be appreciated more when there's a higher contrast in light/dark by angling it slightly. And it looks more like the coin seen through the naked eye:












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 Posted 11/08/2019  3:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nieuw to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Only the dime looks good in my opinion
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 Posted 11/08/2019  6:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a after market set put together by a person,not a U.S. Mint set. Here is a link on grading https://www.PCGS.com/Photograde/
John1
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
Searched 5+ Million Cents Since 1971
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 Posted 11/09/2019  08:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Stephen-P to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Nieuw. I like them all except the Kennedy:D
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 Posted 11/09/2019  08:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Stephen-P to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Much appreciated, John! Yes, I took them out of a Mint Set and put them in a Whitman because of their condition. I've been studying pictures of PCGS's highest graded 1977d pennies, but if it is indeed only the 'condition' of the coin that's relevant for grading, mine looks the same if not a little better.
The one here has just as much traffic on Abe's shoulder as the ms67, but virtually no significant damage on the reverse, whereas the ms70's "ONE CENT" in particular shows a few dings.
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 Posted 11/09/2019  08:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Stephen-P to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
"ms67" rather.. not "ms70"

(Not yet anyways )
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