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 Posted 01/24/2021  3:49 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Yorkish to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Good afternoon CoinCommunity! Just testing my grading skill progress, and am hoping the community can confirm or critique as necessary. I believe this coin to be in MS-64 condition. What do you all think?



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 Posted 01/24/2021  3:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nfine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Too much wear on Abe's temple, cheek, jaw and lapels to be a mint state coin in my opinion.
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 Posted 01/24/2021  3:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Yorkish to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok, so what would you grade it as? I'm still training myself to do this stuff so all the input is helpful.
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 Posted 01/24/2021  4:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm at MS-66 or even 67, possibly RD but can't be sure from these pics. A beauty.
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 Posted 01/24/2021  4:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm at AU-58.
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 Posted 01/24/2021  5:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Yorkish to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@coinfrog how could I improve the pictures? Is it that there is too much glare? Or is the light too monotone?
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 Posted 01/24/2021  5:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Given the lack of hits, I'd say this is a mint state coin, MS-66, and that the flat looking areas on Abe are the result of glare. When you get glare there's either too much light, or it's too direct, or both, so move the light source away, or scatter it by shining it through paper.
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 Posted 01/24/2021  6:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
IMHO, not a MS coin...AU-55 to AU-58
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 Posted 01/25/2021  12:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Obverse: as stated above, light issue or wear..
Reverse: Dark spot in the middle of the vase on the left-hand side of the stairs puts my opinion at AU-58.
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 Posted 01/25/2021  12:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU55++ for me. Given the photos, obverse shows modest wear on high points, as does the reverse (perhaps a bit less). Sharper, higher resolution photos taken using diffused lighting would help.
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 Posted 01/25/2021  5:40 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Large date zinc, 64 sounds right to me.
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 Posted 01/27/2021  01:02 am  Show Profile   Check Diy89Nurm7's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Diy89Nurm7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Guessing AU-53/55, too. In addition to other comments so far, the lettering does not seem crisp and some letters, like the N and G and the 8 and 2 on the obverse might be slightly flat from wear. Of course, hard to be completely sure with pictures.

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