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1916 Wheat Cent Grading Help

 
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 Posted 09/29/2022  09:14 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Aref to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
What would you grade this 1916 Wheat cent?




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 Posted 09/29/2022  10:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Without apparent luster, I'd say EF, but it has the sharpness of AU.
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 Posted 09/29/2022  12:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
agreed, maybe AU50
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 Posted 09/29/2022  1:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Aref to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lincoln's face looks like it was damaged. Would it get a details grade because of that or no?
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 Posted 09/29/2022  1:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add snagglepuss31 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure about grade but I have a question for the more seasoned experts. Could this coin be a matte proof? I see the wire rim on the lower obv that is supposed to be a sign of a proof of that era. The strike also looks pretty detailed for this time frame.
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 Posted 09/29/2022  1:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks AU-53 to me.
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 Posted 09/29/2022  11:58 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU-53, nice one!

It's a "slight" mint error. Look at the obverse rim bulge above TRUST, then look at the reverse opposite side of that - the rim is off. It's an effect I've seen on CUD coins....I think the error collectors call it the Blakelee effect (sp)? Post in the errors forum section, should provoke some discussion.
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09/30/2022 12:04 am
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 Posted 09/30/2022  09:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
looks like a low AU coin. my first thought was a details coin due to all the scrapes across the profile which is the key area for grading. I think it could be called ED but might be borderline. I would definitely not pay AU $$ for it. i'd rather have a nice XF45
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09/30/2022 09:53 am
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 Posted 10/09/2022  8:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JTCC to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I say XF details.
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