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 Posted 05/31/2021  9:21 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
$389. Thoughts? Thanks!


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 Posted 05/31/2021  9:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd like to see more light on that cheek.
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 Posted 05/31/2021  9:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jaobler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good price if it grades MS-64 or better. Seems like MS-63 is more likely.
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 Posted 05/31/2021  9:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MisterT to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd give it a MS64. Nice coin.
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 Posted 05/31/2021  10:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cboyera to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Potential for hairlines? (see bottom areas of obverse date and reverse "E" "D" area)
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 Posted 05/31/2021  10:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We have no clue here of what the cheek looks like.
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 Posted 06/01/2021  12:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Coinfrog, I played with the photo a bit, and the adjustments produced this view of the cheek:



To me, it looks like the cheek has unbroken toning, with light acne. I'm at MS-63. It's a nice coin, but on balance I think the dings in the field west of the portrait and above and below the motto, along with the isolated dings near the "M" of UNUM and the tip of the olive branch are just a little too much for a 64.
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 Posted 06/01/2021  02:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@cboyera, the hairlines you mentioned appear to be die polishing lines.

Count me in for MS63 as well.
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 Posted 06/01/2021  08:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
average strike for this year. just a little concerned with the luster across the cheek which appears to be gone for the most part otherwise a decent coin. I think she would come in at MS63+ so the price is pretty much retail.
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I'll say 63 with an outside shot at 64.
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 Posted 06/01/2021  10:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JohnH4444 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Took a good look at it and it might be an earlier die stage of VAM-2A. Polish lines on obverse match up and the diagonal lines at 7oclock do too but later die stages have a horizontal polish line going over most of it.
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 Posted 06/02/2021  3:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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@cboyera, the hairlines you mentioned appear to be die polishing lines.


Why are those die polishing lines and not cleaning?
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 Posted 06/02/2021  8:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cboyera to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@NumisEd

Check this out, marks match up to die polishing lines (at least on obverse that I can tell)
http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.c...887-S_VAM-2A
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Why are those die polishing lines and not cleaning?


the best indicator is they do not cross over the devices surrounding them
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I'm at MS63 with an outside shot to MS64 possibly, but not likely.
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