Strike factor in final grade.

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Strike factor in final grade.

#1 Unread post by Jsul77798 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:36 pm

So I came across this 1952-S Jefferson that to my eye is just about the cleanest coin I think ive come across raw. No more than 1 or 2 just light light contact rubs at most. Thats the good. Its so clean of contact marks that it had to be one of the worst strikes Ive seen on a nickel. Heavy Die wear texture, Die abbrasion streaks all over. You can see in the pics. So can a terribly struck coin grade top teir? Like Ms68 kinda stupid. No, im not saying this is an Ms68 or whatever. But if THIS were top pop level clean of contact marks would the STRIKE it has prevent it otherwise grading top pop crazy high? And if strike will hold an otherwise stunningly contact free example back, is there any general feel for how much weight the strike factor has?
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Re: Strike factor in final grade.

#2 Unread post by Daniel » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:07 am

You just can't predict what they will do to a coin like this. Only way to know is to try.

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Re: Strike factor in final grade.

#3 Unread post by Paul » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:16 am

This is an excellent question...... as so many have now become bamboozled by the "Grading" theory

Remember that grading is subjective. "Coin Grading" is the 'Prettiness' of a coin in that particular graders eye, at that moment.....
I have personally submitted several LDS coins that were returned MS62, MS63

You must also keep in mind, that when you get into the high MS grades, "QUALITY" of the strike is an important factor.
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