AU58. any gold that was even close to circulating will be scratched. this is always taken into consideration at a TPG. I think this one weathered the storm well. I'm just not a fan of the blotchy color if that's accurate in the photos. gold can be tricky to grade by photo
Quote: Funny panzaldi isn't a fan of the blotchy color
toning is in the eye of the beholder. some like it, some don't. I'm only a fan when its even on both sides and enhances the coins eye appeal. I never buy any coin based on the toning as over time that can change, sometimes for the worse
I am not surprised with the range of grade opinions so far. That is due to the incuse design of BLP coins.
To help yourself: Have a look with the aid of a powerful loupe at the high points of the design, both sides eagle:- eyebrow, high points of the feathers, top of the leading edge of the wing, Indian:- bonnet bindings and feather detail. overall:- the number and severity of nicks in the fields.