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1865 Three Cent Nickel For Thoughts

 
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 Posted 12/04/2021  11:29 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add JasonKflo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I think this is A attractive example. Not graded but strike looks a little weak.



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 Posted 12/05/2021  03:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jaobler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Weakest strike I've seen for this type. Looks MS with intact luster, few contact marks, and no obvious die clashes. The weak strike precludes any grade over 65. I'd venture MS-64 as a technical grade, with perhaps MS-63 as an appropriate market-grade.
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 Posted 12/05/2021  07:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think MS64 seems reasonable. Maybe struck on a tapered planchet.
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 Posted 12/05/2021  08:51 am  Show Profile   Check pristine2's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add pristine2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These are tricky and it can be difficult to distinguish a soft strike from high-point wear, especially when both appear on the same coin.

While the missing details on the columns and denticles are almost certainly due to a soft strike, I'm less sure about all that flatness in the hair above the brow on the obverse. That could be wear in the hair bun, too.

I'd have to go with AU-58.

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 Posted 12/05/2021  08:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i'd say all of this is from strike. I agree with Jaobler that it precludes it from MS65. MS64
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 Posted 12/05/2021  09:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm at MS-64 as well.
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 Posted 12/05/2021  1:54 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MS63 though I can see the case for MS64 also.
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