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 Posted 11/23/2020  8:06 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Another I picked up with the others, same local seller. Also going into the 7070. Paid $30. Not the best strike, but I have this one at VF-20, not sure if that hit above the date would Details it.



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 Posted 11/23/2020  9:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have it at vf30, but it has some problems. Looks like some metal movement above the date and a more recent scratch below the eagle's neck/breast. Also, many of the FECs have a surface with many shallow black spots which is really prevalent in the reverse but can also be seen more sparsely in the right obverse field. If placing one in a 7070, I would locate one that didn't have these issues. There are many of these around in this grade so finding one wouldn't be too difficult.
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 Posted 11/23/2020  9:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree mid-VF details (scratched, gouged, reverse porosity).
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 Posted 11/24/2020  02:33 am  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow that's the eagles foot and leg that's attached to the 7 . How in the heck ?
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 Posted 11/24/2020  05:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smat45 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@52Raymo...Good eye
Until you mentioned that...thought it was just a scratch...now you have me saying...How in the heck?
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 Posted 11/24/2020  08:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
agree VF30 details (ED)
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 Posted 11/24/2020  10:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why I didn't go back and double check this one . Well I dont know what happened during editing, but that "gouge"/doubled image, isn't there. All I adjusted in Lightroom was the exposure, contrast, and shadows.

Here's the obverse again....without the glitch.



Edit: after spending a bit more time with this one in hand, I can certainly see VF-25. The reverse appears to be more of a dark toning/discoloration, and really not seeing an porosity. I picked up number of coins from this seller, guess I was a little to eager to use the new camera and get things posted...... lesson learned!! Still not sure what happened in the original obv pic. If anyone has any ideas, I left it up for reference. Thanks all!
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 Posted 11/24/2020  10:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say VF-30, probably straight without the displaced claw. I don't think that small obverse gouge or the reverse surface would detail it, but the reverse is not particularly attractive.
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