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First Try

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:54 pm
by B.Alvn
Hello my fellow numismatists!

I wanted to see if y'all thought these images were ok for grading purposes, or maybe too dark? These coins are quite shiny and so I'm not really sure. Any other issues?

This is just the first coin that kind of popped out. I also wouldn't mind knowing what the grade is, as a baseline...the fields seem nearly perfect, and I do think it is a good strike..but I have some nicer ones here for sure.

EDIT: SEE BELOW FOR MUCH BETTER IMAGES.

Thanks for any help. My name is Bruce by the way. :-)

Re: First Try

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:08 pm
by B.Alvn
oh wait...i screwed up...i will repost the original higher-quality pictures

Re: First Try

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:22 pm
by B.Alvn
Umm...I think these should be better. I'm having some problems with the files getting automatically re-encoded. The original "PNG" (extension) files look better but this system doesn't take those either, I just found out.

Re: First Try

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:43 pm
by PetesPockets55
Nice coins "Bruce By The Way" (Couldn't resist)

Images are pretty good but it is really difficult to judge a grade in hand let alone from an image.
I would think yours might be in the MS64 range. Dark spots, blemishes and dings will affect it.

Re: First Try

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:10 pm
by B.Alvn
Thanks. lol You must play hold'em with a nick like yours, hmm?

I've heard different things about the spots. Would you say 1955 falls into the "modern" classification? I read that can make a difference.

What's your opinion on the discolored spots on Abe's cheekbones and forehead? Is that from bag wear?

Re: First Try

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:52 pm
by mhonzell
With few exceptions, after 1935 is modern.

Re: First Try

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:16 am
by PetesPockets55
Possibly bag wear, but more likely album rub.

EDIT: That black spot front and center on the reverse was more noticeable to me.
And not a poker player. Can't keep a straight face and would probably wag my tail if I were a poker playing dog! lol:

Re: First Try

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:04 am
by Daniel
I see some staining but over-all a nice coin that could be MS64-MS65. Even in this condition these are fairly common. Thanks for posting!

Re: First Try

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:36 pm
by B.Alvn
PetesPockets55 wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:16 am
Possibly bag wear, but more likely album rub.

EDIT: That black spot front and center on the reverse was more noticeable to me.
And not a poker player. Can't keep a straight face and would probably wag my tail if I were a poker playing dog! lol:
I'd be surprised if this was album rub because this came from what was supposed to be an original bank roll from the year it was minted. I know for a fact that it hasn't been in any kind of album since at least the early 70s.. and judging by some of the other stuff that also came from my Grampa, this is just another run-of-the-mill coin he didn't care about much... That's why i'm pretty excited, because is this coin makes 64/65 then I might just have some contenders.. there are really a lot of brilliant, beautiful reds in here.

As I said, this was a test run...I will post a bunch more for us to discuss. Thanks for the feedback... (hey, if you can't keep a poker face, there's always online. ;)

Re: First Try

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:41 pm
by B.Alvn
Daniel wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:04 am
I see some staining but over-all a nice coin that could be MS64-MS65. Even in this condition these are fairly common. Thanks for posting!
Hey, I'll take that grade! For a fairly common coin, PCGS's website still says $8-12 range...that's kind of nice. Thanks for looking at it... I'll post some more from these rolls soon... So the image quality and brightness were acceptable then?