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1937 Antietam Half- Thoughts And Grade

 
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 Posted 09/20/2021  2:14 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add BGLI to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
would appreciate your general thoughts and grade on this 1937 Antietam half I just bought. note the marks across his cheek are in the plastic holder and only visible under very high resolution. thanks for the input. Now searching for the Gettysburg!


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 Posted 09/20/2021  7:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice undisturbed luster including on the high points.
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 Posted 09/20/2021  7:49 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 the surfaces, but 65 seems right.
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 Posted 09/20/2021  10:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Based on the remaining charcoal gray toning seen in Lee's beard on the obverse and in multiple locations on the reverse, I suspect that the coin was dipped at some point in its past. It's still a nice looking coin and its apparent luster indicates that it was not "over dipped." Congrats on the purchase.

Can you provide more details on the marks on Lee's forehead? The cut in Lee's eyebrow is easy to see, but I'm not sure exactly what I'm looking at re: the curved lines above the Lee's left eye and in his hair above the part line.


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 Posted 09/21/2021  05:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Its one of my favorite classic silver commemorative designs - congratulations on the purchase.

It would help to have additional lighting on the surfaces, the shadows make it difficult to assess the coin condition. The visible cut in Lee eyebrows holds the coin back from gem state, so I say at best MS64.
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 Posted 09/21/2021  4:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BGLI to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have taken two new photos of the Antietam Half obverse for your evaluation and grade. The coin is in a NGC holder. I hope these are better thanks for your help.




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 Posted 09/23/2021  3:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BGLI to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Antietam is in an NGC holder graded MS 66+ and Surprised that estimates here were only in the MS 64-65 range. I know NGC sometimes not a favorite TPG but coin was just purchased from Great Collections which has a very good reputation.
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