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GRADE POSTED! Guess the Grade: 1814 Capped Bust half (another "pick the image")

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VF20 with the net grade?


Shane, did you remember to compensate for Doritos contamination? Some day, I'll get around to learning more about this series.



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I like these images better than the other ones you posted earlier -- exposure and lighting are both improved, in my opinion.


Of the images posted, I like the 2nd one the best. Although it appears to be lit from the bottom (which generally makes a coin look "odd" to my eye), it seems to portray the coin, and the luster in particular, better than the rest.


I have an opinion on the grade, but rather than look foolish again, I'll just keep that to myself. :o


Thanks for sharing..>Mike

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The answer is:


NGC XF-40!


I agree with this grade. In hand, the coin has about 20% of the remaining luster visible, which would typically imply an EF-45 grade. Net it down a few points for the cleaning, but then net it back up a couple of points for the attractive (to me), natural retoning, and we end up at EF-40.

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