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British West Africa 1942 1 Shilling - Grade Please

 
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 Posted 02/27/2020  11:08 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add weavus135 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi,
I've never been terribly good at this so I would like to just get some opinions on the grade of this coin. Not a valuable coin by any means. I see lots of detail but especially on the obverse but I'm interested in others' opinions as I try to get better

thank you



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 Posted 02/28/2020  01:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
nearly EF, (British grading).

Prefer to use Sheldon only for American coins.
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 Posted 02/28/2020  04:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add echidna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
gVF
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 Posted 02/29/2020  6:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add weavus135 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thank you. I have some questions if you will bear with me. Using the Krause definitions, where does a British almost EF fit? And my apologies but is gVF meant to indicate Good to VF? Is the toning or surface spotting the issue driving the grading down? The details on the crown and the palm leaves seems pretty strong. This is a $1 coin I get that, so this is really more for my education. What drives the grade down to a good to VF?

I'm reading Krause and VF20 is 75% of the detail and XF40 is 95% of the detail. Not sure how to make that determination. this seems to maybe be in between?

Thanks for more clarification
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 Posted 03/01/2020  12:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mr T to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
gVF is good Very Fine (a bit better than Very Fine).
I'd agree with gVF. There is a lot of detail but there is some wear especially on the King's hair and cheek, and the dings show it has circulated a bit too. Grading isn't a science but I've seen VF described as no major details worn away.

Good buy for $1 I think anyway.
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 Posted 03/01/2020  2:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the same type in sharper grade.
https://www.coinarchives.com/w/lotv...4c99208a9d81

I would point out the details in the vegetation at base of the palm tree as another difference .. and I agree with the other comments on wear to cheek. At US grader I suspect it would get in the XF range, though others out here are better at these estimations than I am.
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 Posted 03/01/2020  4:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add weavus135 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thank you for more details (no pun intended). I see the wear to the hair and cheek especially comparing to the one graded higher. the vegetation is also more worn than I would have known not having seen a non-worn one. I'm happy with it either way. I appreciate the help and education
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 Posted 03/03/2020  12:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Obverse is very nice as its quite deep below the rim.

The Reverse shows a lot more wear on King George with flattened cheeks and wear on crown, eyebrows and hair. I would say its actually aVF rather than VF. It is more in line with a coin nearing Fine that very Fine sorry.

Obv EF+/Rev aVF - gFine (Overall VF)

And to help the gradations I use are Fine - gFine - aVF - Very Fine - gVF - aEF - EF etc.
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 Posted 03/10/2020  2:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very little wear and luster remaining, AU-50.
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