1861 IHC : Grade me... please

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Re: 1861 IHC : Grade me... please

#11 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:20 pm

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Looks like a 64/65. I think it is clean enough for a five in the fields, strike is good, color hard to judge from pix. Is that a fold over or an illusion caused by the holder?
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Re: 1861 IHC : Grade me... please

#12 Unread post by Daniel » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:49 pm

I would grade the coin MS63 but with a shot at one point higher. It is a nice coin.

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Re: 1861 IHC : Grade me... please

#13 Unread post by mhonzell » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:53 pm

Daniel,
Your skills at photograde astound me even after these few years!

Yep, MS-63.
Wish I could look at a MS coin and have that gut feel.

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Re: 1861 IHC : Grade me... please

#14 Unread post by Daniel » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:56 pm

Thanks. I think being an art major in painting and studying light and color, plus years of looking at coins gave me an edge, but I get em' wrong often enough. I almost changed my grade while looking at the second image, but stuck with my first impression.

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Re: 1861 IHC : Grade me... please

#15 Unread post by mhonzell » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:37 am

Well, that last photo was emphasizing the flaws. You can't really see the spots or "woodie" under normal lights. At least, not with my eyes.

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