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 Posted 11/24/2021  07:59 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Not sure how common die cracks were for this year but the legend is covered in them. Does this lower grade? If not I'm guessing EF40?





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 Posted 11/24/2021  08:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks cleaned?
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 Posted 11/24/2021  08:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure if it has old cleaning but under my scope there is no hairline scratches.
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 Posted 11/24/2021  08:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add loonielewy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Die cracks shouldn't effect grading. How could they be helped? I don't see much wear, I think EF40 is low. Some rim dings on the obverse, may make AU. Lets see what the others think.
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 Posted 11/24/2021  08:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm going to say yes to cleaned, unless it was an acetone soak. Here is the sellers picture, looked better before they did what ever they did. Not sure acetone would have this kind of effect.




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 Posted 11/24/2021  08:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You should all wait on "pginrh", the 50 cent guru, t chime in. During the war, steel was being used in the war effort, so they ran the dies until their last dying breath, so you see all kinds of die probs during the war years. I'm saying XF-45
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 Posted 11/24/2021  08:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I do like the die cracks.
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 Posted 11/24/2021  08:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The V has the most die cracks, there is two die cracks that break off from the top of the V in VI and connect to the rim. They really must have worked these dies down, don't think I have seen a die crack this extensive before, at least in hand.
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 Posted 11/24/2021  09:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say AU-50 (Sheldon), unsure if cleaned.
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 Posted 11/24/2021  09:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add johnnysprawl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
doesn't look cleaned to me; I'll say EF-45.
The die cracks certainly make it interesting
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 Posted 11/24/2021  09:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If not clean it definitely had an acetone soak before being sent, as the sellers photos compared to coin in hand are fairly different. It's the same coin just more toning then is on the coin now.

Edit: I suppose it could just have to do with quality of photos.
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 Posted 11/24/2021  10:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coinman91 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
EF45 cleaned imo
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 Posted 11/24/2021  5:20 pm  Show Profile   Check nickelsguy's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nickelsguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
solid ef40
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 Posted 11/24/2021  5:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would be happy at EF40 for the price. Haven't heard from the 50 cent guru but another coin I'm happy with:) I like the eye appeal and the giant die crack is a plus for me.
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 Posted 11/25/2021  4:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pginrh to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin . I would estimater XF45.. as stated above, in the WW2 war years the dies were used as long as possible. I am aware of 47 different 1942 Obverses with Die Cracks.. The Canadian Mint stated that 90 different Obverse dies were used in 1942 so over half were used until they showed visible die cracks. Zoell catalogued 10 of them in his Minor Catalogues..
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