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1908 S Indian Cent Severe Over Grade?

 
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 Posted 03/04/2021  02:59 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jpbone to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Browsing through eBay and found this. Am I missing something, because this coin has got to be the worst over grade I've seen in a while. It doesn't win any eye appeal trophies either... what do you guys think?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1908-S-Ind...184657678072
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 Posted 03/04/2021  03:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Parklane64 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Something is off. The Liberty in the headdress is completely gone, for one.



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 Posted 03/04/2021  04:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PNWType to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you look closely, you can tell there is more detail than is quite visible in the photo. I pulled up the NGC cert number from the slab and again, the picture isn't awesome, but you can clearly tell that the feathers, liberty, and hair have a fair bit of remaining detail.

Seems to me that if the seller wants it to go anywhere they're gonna need better photos.
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 Posted 03/04/2021  07:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have to agree with jpbone . The entire bust of Indian is flat except for some facial features . Can't tell if shield lines are showing enough for a 45 . I think NGC went by the rim and denticles on this coin to come up with that grade .
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 Posted 03/04/2021  09:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That one's way off for sure.
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 Posted 03/04/2021  09:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add psuman08 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm with PNWType, I don't think the seller is doing themselves any favors with the photos.
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 Posted 03/04/2021  09:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Actually, these are the type of ebay sells that you can get at a good price. I've purchased stuff that had bad pictures only after checking the pictures on NGC/PCGS. If its been listed for a while sometimes the seller will take a better price.
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 Posted 03/04/2021  11:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Impossible to tell from these small photos.
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 Posted 03/04/2021  11:38 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't think the photos are doing this coin any favors. Some diffused lighting would do wonders imho.
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 Posted 03/04/2021  12:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jpbone to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The shield looks flat and the facial details are almost gone. Sometimes they give a coin a bump for eye appeal. Well, eye appeal in this coin is non existent. All kinds of spots and stains.
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 Posted 03/04/2021  1:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a perfect candidate for someone who buys the holder instead of the coin.
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