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How would this grade?

Discussion in 'PM's - Coins - Numis - Base Metals' started by Chester-Copperpot, Sep 10, 2016.



  1. Chester-Copperpot

    Chester-Copperpot Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter Platinum Bling

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    Never had anything graded, but come across some old coins that I'm thinking about submitting. I have no clue how to grade a coin and just wondered if it's worth the effort. This 1897 dime if graded high enough would probably increase in value. Any ideas on this coin?

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    southfork Mother Lode Found Mother Lode

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    I would say XF to AU but it looks cleaned which kills the value, hard to tell without it being in hand. The scratch is rather obvious.
     
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    I'd say cleaned too. That dimpling behind the head is definitely not die erosion.
     
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    It was polished at one time and the scratch on the obverse also detracts from the value. I would pass on it unless it was really cheap. Possibly, but incorrectly the seller thinks the polishing enhancement also adds to value. Good for a piece of jewelry.
     
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    According to coin world the xf40 value is around 35 on the street, its not something I would pay to slab.
     
  6. Chester-Copperpot

    Chester-Copperpot Gold Member Gold Chaser Site Supporter Platinum Bling

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    Appreciate the answers guys. Picked it up in a lot, didn't pay very much for the lot. Had a handful of coins that I pondered sending to be graded, this being one. I'll just list it for auction as is.
     

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