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1993 Lincoln penny found with possible MS Grade?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 12:21 am
by RonaldDeSombre
Found with much older coins I rolled in, I’m guessing, 1993. Like most newbies I think it’s a high enough grade to have slabbed. Anyone able to help me guess at an approximate grade? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance. : )
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Re: 1993 Lincoln penny found with possible MS Grade?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 6:38 am
by Daniel
Looks like a nice coin but can't grade MS grades and give an exact grade based on images. Grading coins is about turning the coin in all directions and looking for contact marks and even at that there's no guarantee it will grade out.

Re: 1993 Lincoln penny found with possible MS Grade?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 9:05 am
by RonaldDeSombre
Thank you. I’ve been separating out any coins I want to have slabbed. That’s the technique I use to see contact marks. This coin has one very small speck of carbon on both sides and no contact marks I can see. I stopped after looking close and put it in a flip right away. These pics are shot through the plastic. Thanks again.

Re: 1993 Lincoln penny found with possible MS Grade?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 9:30 am
by Paul
I see that you can buy a 1983 PCGS PR 69S RD LC for $9 on :ebay:

Re: 1993 Lincoln penny found with possible MS Grade?

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 7:01 am
by RonaldDeSombre
I see that you can buy a 1993-D PCGS MS 68 RD for $60 on EBAY ... I don't see any MS68+ ? ... :-)

Re: 1993 Lincoln penny found with possible MS Grade?

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 10:36 am
by Paul
:eureka:
if you search the different TPG websites for what's called a "population count", you will be able to find, for each specific date in mint mark, the number of "coins graded" for each grade.

Re: 1993 Lincoln penny found with possible MS Grade?

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 7:20 am
by RonaldDeSombre
Thanks for info. appears to be only two graded MS69 RD philly / one each service (NGC & PCGS). maybe the above is a third MS69?