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  1. Pics never do a coin justice and I took different angles because of the reflection of the coin. It has a really nice reflective surface for a mint state ..... which I know, could mean someone polished it. That said, it does have good eye appeal. My local coin shop offered me 95% spot (cash) last week .... wonder if he will again now that gold is on a tear !
  2. Thanks jgrinz, that is my dilemma. There seems to be no real premium unless this (and other Liberty dates I have) reach or exceed MS62. I am not experienced enough to accurately assess them. Of course I "think" they look great but that doesn't mean squat
  3. Sorry .... will do Considering sending in for grading but not if these would be a detriment to potential grade. I think the overall condition looks favorable to grade out high enough to sell for more than Melt value.
  4. Any thoughts on the tiny black spots (copper spot) gold can have? This coin has on the the obverse that is flat and one on the reverse that is pitted (haven't seen that before). Considering sending in for grading but not if these would be a detriment to potential grade. I think the overall condition looks favorable to grade out high enough to sell for more than Melt value.
  5. You can pick up a macro lens that attaches to your iPhone with a clip for pretty cheap. It comes in very handy and takes pics 8X power in most cases along with using your phones zoom. Prices generally start around $15 and go up from there. I spent about $20 for mine.
  6. While it is possible to get some type of material in a capsule prior to them being closed I haven't experienced it with any of my proofs (silver & gold) that I have purchased over the years.You could carefully open the case, inspect and remove it. As for what you see in the second pic that looks to me like flow lines or a watery look (what I refer to this as). It is not that common with proof coins (again, I have experience with silver and gold) but I have seen it now and again. I have read that it doesn't happen on cameo proofs but I would disagree .... I've seen this before. I believe the same is for platinum cameo type coins.
  7. Hey Chad .... I'm fairly new here as well but I believe a couple photos to be included would help.
  8. Okay, let's assume a broadstrike .... any kinda premium for a 1954s in this condition?
  9. Trying to get a better pic (I really do need a better camera!) The lines are all there and I can see everything you noted
  10. I see that now .... detrimental to the grade though ?
  11. sorry, I don't know what that means Greenstang. Are you referring to a coin that was altered or hammered out?
  12. Here is another I have set aside for potential grading. Thoughts on whether it is a FH and if so would you send it in?
  13. I agree Moxie15, it is. Was wishfully thinking I may have a fs to send in. Also, thank you for the detailed info Coinbuf
  14. Found them Full mm in diameter and .24mm difference in thickness
  15. Yes Bob and also slightly thinner. Please excuse my un-scientific method (cannot locate my calipers)