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question about grading gold coins

#1 Unread post by mas_pdx » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:50 pm

Hi ,

Its hard for me to get a handle on the nuances of grading gold coins. I have two five dollar gold coins (1900, and 1901) - one is slabbed and one is not. I'm curious: is the one that was not graded in better condition than the one that is graded? If so, why/how? if not, why not? I realize these might not be the best photos, so I can try again if that would help.
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The 1901 five dollar coin was rated by NGC at MS 61, for what its worth.

Thank you in advance for any tips you may have.

Michael



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Re: question about grading gold coins

#2 Unread post by Daniel » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:19 pm

No the ungraded coin is cleaned and it's easy to see it is missing the luster that the graded coin has.

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Re: question about grading gold coins

#3 Unread post by Paul » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:21 pm

Daniel wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:19 pm
No the ungraded coin is cleaned and it's easy to see it is missing the luster that the graded coin has.
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