I think it has enough detail left to go high VF35 but the surfaces say details due to light corrosion or pitting. It looks real, I put it into my photo editing software and matched it up exactly with several known good coins from PCGS
, nothing was out of place. Sometimes these older coins get special consideration on straight grading with minor issues though so it could grade straight. I don't think it would ever qualify for a CAC sticker though.
The color/look is off putting and I would want to have this evaluated by an expert in hand or even slabbed so there was a guarantee of authenticity if I was buying.
It's not a cheap coin in VF around $15 to 24K add in details from the corrosion then maybe $7500 to $13K. The only recent sale I can find with a quick look was an EF45 at Heritage Auction
for $31K+ in January, 2020. These days too expensive not to be in either a PCGS
gold shield secure holder or latest NGC
EDIT: BH1964 posted while I was typing and we are on the same track on this one.
also to add, it does have that "been in a fire" look but the surface roughness could also be from a cast coin that used a real one for the master, as it seems to line up on all points. Color and surface roughness are the only things holding me back at the moment.
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Edited by westcoin
04/21/2021 8:42 pm