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Colonial Split Grades?

 
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 Posted 01/24/2021  1:49 pm Show Profile   Check Diy89Nurm7's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Diy89Nurm7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Greetings!

I have a 1788 Massachusetts cent. The obverse is like around G6 and the reverse F12/15.

My question is not about the precise grade, but whether it is reasonable to split grade a colonial? Is there some other metric involved? Again the exact grade is not the issue for now, but whether splitting grades is customary for colonial coinage valuation.

Your advice is appreciated.
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 Posted 01/24/2021  5:06 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Absolutely, most EAC/C4 members do that as well, of course many are also net listed with the problems spelled out like: F12/VF25 light pitting on obverse with dark toning.

EDIT: I should have said; F12/VF25 NET F15 with some light pitting on obverse with dark toning.

IF you can try and get a copy of the EAC Grading guide, I know Chris McCawley at Frisco Mint https://www.earlycents.com/ still had a few copies left, but it's been awhile since I talked to them on books. It's an excellent guide to learning more about the EAC grading tips and (not really - secrets, but some seem to think they are), The EAC/C4 crowd tends to grade much more strictly than any third party slabbing company and also (IMO) more fairly than them as well, though the grades seem lower to many collectors, it's just due to the honest descriptions I tend to think.


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01/24/2021 9:51 pm
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 Posted 01/25/2021  11:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i agree with westcoin. anytime I see a split grade almost always I will give both grades and a net grade
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 Posted 01/26/2021  6:21 pm  Show Profile   Check Diy89Nurm7's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Diy89Nurm7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the sound advice.

Stay well

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