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1986 Penny Grade-68?

 
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 Posted 06/01/2022  1:58 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add 12319558 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This penny has a really clean surface, but I'm aiming for a 68 for the grade. Do you think it can get there? Sorry for the photos, that's the best I can do.


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 Posted 06/01/2022  3:09 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Weakness in STATE OF. MS-68 is a nearly impossible grade, the coin would have to be nearly flawless.

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 Posted 06/01/2022  3:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No steps at all and Lincolns ghost is standing behind him .
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 Posted 06/01/2022  4:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I could see MS66--not higher. Could be MS64-65 if the photos were sharper.
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 Posted 06/01/2022  8:14 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Rev struck through?
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 Posted 06/01/2022  10:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Rev struck through?

Can you point out where you see that ?

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 Posted 06/02/2022  06:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
reverse strike will eliminate a 68 grade. photos are out of focus and once you get above 66 you need really sharp photos that dont have lighting issues.

coin is in the 66/67 range however, is it scuffing at the bottom of the coat or lighting? also under the steps? no way to tell using these. that would drop it at least a point or more depending on what it actually looks like
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 Posted 06/03/2022  7:23 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
S OF on the reverse appears to be Struck Through Grease
I doubt it is a strike issue since there is no weakness opposite on the obverse
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 Posted 06/03/2022  9:18 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
IMO it's not Struck Through Grease, it's a failure of the dies to fully fill. Look at the area opposite the reverse, the shoulder and bottom on the coat, it's very weak.
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 Posted 06/05/2022  08:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KYCopperCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To reiterate on what BadThad said, the shoulder is opposite of "states of" and the shoulder takes more metal to fill than any other area of a Lincoln cent, this is why most have remaining planchet marks, weakness in the reverse in the opposite side of the coin, lack of details on either or. At the top their grades above ms66 they get picky on coin strike, even if the coin is free of any ticks, or contact marks.
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