Thank you all for your interesting comments and grades.
Although, I am a bit surprised about some grades and comments.
Some of you agreed with NGC
, some did not, for whatever reason.
But everyone has their own opinion.
Please consider the following when grading a coin using a picture: a macro lens will reveal every ever so tiny fault as it will become exceptionally large and visible. Nothing is hidden through lighting influx or angel trickery. The lens becomes a powerful microscope, looking at the coin from the top, straight down. What you see in the image is what is there. Often you see a "perfectly good" looking coin in catalogues or on- line, just to find out later that in hand it looks like a very different coin, as "photo-trickery", purposely or not, made all the little issues go away. European Auction Houses are well known for that.
Some of you have recognized this coin is of the Small Beads Variety. It is scarce for that reason.
Many collectors or even dealers probably have never had the opportunity to have or see a small beads 1966 dollar. You would most likely not even recognize it if you had it in your hand. Unless you knew what to look for.
Believe it or not, there are still some of them "in the wild" amongst the 10s of thousands large beads.
CCF Management has advised me that the original post should have been posted in the Varieties Forum.
Yes, I guess, that was my mistake and I sincerely apologize for that.
So, the subject is continued at the Varieties Forum with the same basic image, but without the imprinted colors.
Also, another image is posted there, showing minute details
between Large and Small beads. You may copy that image for your own purposes if you wish.
The title on the Variety forum is: 1966 Small Beads Dollar and how to recognize the small beads.