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Started by mrbrklyn, January 15, 2013, 06:17:56 AM
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Quote from: Figleaf on January 15, 2013, 02:50:00 PMNo. It looks like it has spent time in a crummy coin cabinet, lying on the side with the arms.Peter
Quote from: villa66 on January 16, 2013, 06:06:31 AMI agree. Grading is tough, and oftentimes just trouble. But it's a definite requirement when you're trading value-to-value out of a catalog, as many of us will. Then I also think that a lot of the folks I've met who pooh-pooh grading have simply forgotten what it took them to get to that point. After a while coin grading gets to be something that just happens when a collector looks at coin. Sizing them up is just something we do--from about ten different directions at once.That said, grading as fetish has absolutely no appeal to me--but then that's a pretty dumb thing for me to say--collectors collect as they will, and who are we to say they're not doing it right?Your coin looks like fun, but I don't feel confident answering your question about whether it's been cleaned from the photos. Sure didn't look like a silver alloy in that first image. But light does all kinds of things to the way we see a coin, doesn't it?. v.