Grades in from ATS - Trueviews vs myviews
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I subbed these ATS because my buddy had 2 of their quarterly specials he wasn't going to use, so I got 6 coins graded for the price of eight. One I had never posted in the "can you spare a grade" section. All were bought raw by me.

 

1936-D, most grade guesses were in the 64-65 range. They said MS66.

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1916-D, grade guesses all over, in the 58-64 range. They said MS62. I thought it looked a good bit better than a 62 myself.

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1916-S, AU58 to MS63. They said MS64.

 

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Wow, thanks for sharing. ... you should share your secret with me on where in the heck you are finding WL halves like these in the raw my friend! In 5 years I've managed it only one time.... only ONCE! . I found a 1917 S obverse. It was raw, being sold as AU58, I paid 1500 and I knew without question it was UNC... it sits in a MS63 holder and I think I'd get a MS64 if I tried one more time.

 

Anyways, congrats. Great coins.

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Wow, congrats on the grades, especially the 36D! I don't think I would have guessed 66 even if you showed me the TruView.

 

Just goes to show you how tricky it can be to grade from photos....

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I really like your 1916-S half!

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Is it me not knowing the series, or are the rims on that 16-D abnormally thick?

 

Congrats on the grades!

 

The early Walkers have that appearance. Compare the ones on Heritage: http://coins.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?Ne=1897&N=51+793+794+791+1577+792+375+4294967112&ic4=Refine-USCoinYear-102615

 

Early Lincolns also had thicker rims. I like the look.

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The early Walkers have that appearance. Compare the ones on Heritage: http://coins.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?Ne=1897&N=51+793+794+791+1577+792+375+4294967112&ic4=Refine-USCoinYear-102615

 

Early Lincolns also had thicker rims. I like the look.

 

Thanks for the link, interesting phenomenon. I too, like the look.

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Wow! Those are really nice! I wonder if Bob, aka Supertooth, is looking?

 

Chris

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That's amazing---Big Congrats!

 

I was worried about the dark areas on the eagle's breast and Liberty's breast of the 1916-S. Glad that it straight graded so high, as that's the biggest score in the group.

 

Very difficult to tell, if it was just discoloration, wear or a foreign substance from just the photos.

 

It is also difficult to tell for sure from photos about improper cleaning, hairlines, PVC and a whole host of other issues.

 

Sliders are also VERY prevalent in pre-1934 Walkers.

 

An in hand inspection by a trained eye is essential .

 

Grading is subjective, so there are still no guarantees.

 

You did very well.

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Wow, congrats on the grades, especially the 36D! I don't think I would have guessed 66 even if you showed me the TruView.

 

Just goes to show you how tricky it can be to grade from photos....

 

Nice grades

I agree - photos are difficult to capture luster and eye appeal.

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Thanks!

 

The 36-D received the lowest grade guesses of the 3 or 4 I had posted with it. In my opinion, it was the best looking one of the bunch and I had pipe dreams of a 67, but had a feeling the luster was a bit lacking (too frosty/satiny) to make that lofty of a grade and was expecting a 66. I also had a 36-S grade 65, it has a fantastic strike for the year & mint and fantastic luster.

 

All in all, 2 graded what I was expecting, one graded higher, and one lower. I am quite pleased.

 

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Maybe you could try pulling some of the cyan out of your images? (i.e., add red)

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