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I've read some articles and watched some youtube vids on the subject, but have trouble relating the theory to a particular coin.

I think that this coin was described as 'close to EF'. Is it?

What grade would you place this at, and why?

Thanks in advance

(p.s, i have a book coming later that was recommended on here yesterday, so that might help me too?)

 

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13 minutes ago, DrDave said:

I've read some articles and watched some youtube vids on the subject, but have trouble relating the theory to a particular coin.

I think that this coin was described as 'close to EF'. Is it?

What grade would you place this at, and why?

Thanks in advance

(p.s, i have a book coming later that was recommended on here yesterday, so that might help me too?)

 

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The coin is quite worn so I would give it "Good Fine" (gF) or maybe "Very Fine" (VF) at best.  No way it is EF due to wear.

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Not easy coins to grade by any stretch regarding the reverse only. The obverse is easy enough, that's Fine. Hair and bands are where you look on these coins, much of the hair detail has been smoothed out, the hair bands also have detailing in when in higher grades.

Best way to grade is find a photo of a Uncirculated example and then compare what's been lost - a lot on this one. It's still a good looking coin though, I have more than a few that look just like this.

This reverse is a pain to grade as it wears so well. The wear points are the harp, the faces and upper body of the lions. This goes a little further though, the leaves of the wreath are flattened too, so F - VF at the very most.

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GF / AVF would be my take on it. Definitely not even close to EF.... I used to frequent regular coin auctions hosted by DNW who were very harsh with grading. The example in the OP would probably have been advertised as A/F. There is some subjectivity involved in grading coins but calling this one A/EF is a stretch !

I would expect an EF coin to be fully detailed but with rounded highlights.

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1 hour ago, DrDave said:

I've read some articles and watched some youtube vids on the subject, but have trouble relating the theory to a particular coin.

I think that this coin was described as 'close to EF'. Is it?

What grade would you place this at, and why?

Thanks in advance

(p.s, i have a book coming later that was recommended on here yesterday, so that might help me too?)

 

I always advise to provide as much information as you already have. In this case, that would include the name of the dealer or ebay seller, and preferably a link to their listing if applicable. That way more information gets shared, which helps everybody.

'close to EF'. Is it?

It depends on what you interpret EF as meaning.

If it stands for Extremely Fine, then No.

It is stands for Extremely F****d, then Yes, although it is sllighly better.

How does Fine (obv) / gd Fine (rev) sound?

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Chards

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17 minutes ago, LawrenceChard said:

I always advise to provide as much information as you already have. In this case, that would include the name of the dealer or ebay seller, and preferably a link to their listing if applicable. That way more information gets shared, which helps everybody.

'close to EF'. Is it?

It depends on what you interpret EF as meaning.

If it stands for Extremely Fine, then No.

It is stands for Extremely F****d, then Yes, although it is sllighly better.

How does Fine (obv) / gd Fine (rev) sound?

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Complicated!

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Just now, James32 said:

Complicated!

Not al all, any Tom **** or Harry could have answered!

I know TSF will censor that, but the R.O.T.W. seems to be joining in:

‘Snowflake’ parents want York Dungeon’s **** Turpin ride renamed

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/snowflake-parents-want-****-turpin-ride-at-york-dungeon-renamed-85t9jm62t

Truth is stranger than fiction!

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28 minutes ago, LawrenceChard said:

Not al all, any Tom **** or Harry could have answered!

I know TSF will censor that, but the R.O.T.W. seems to be joining in:

‘Snowflake’ parents want York Dungeon’s **** Turpin ride renamed

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/snowflake-parents-want-****-turpin-ride-at-york-dungeon-renamed-85t9jm62t

Truth is stranger than fiction!

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I'm in disagreement unfortunately. 

The Richard Turpin ride.. will not appeal in the same way.

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1 minute ago, James32 said:

I'm in disagreement unfortunately. 

The Robert Turpin ride.. will not appeal in the same way.

Richard surely. Don't get me wrong, I've known a few Roberts who could easily have shortened their name to that... 😁

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8 hours ago, DrDave said:

I've read some articles and watched some youtube vids on the subject, but have trouble relating the theory to a particular coin.

I think that this coin was described as 'close to EF'. Is it?

What grade would you place this at, and why?

Thanks in advance

(p.s, i have a book coming later that was recommended on here yesterday, so that might help me too?)

 

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Imo gF.   Good fine, way off EF 

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Hi Dave to answer the question the coin has had lots of circulation wear and has large nicks in the surface, and it has been “cleaned” 

this book is a good read and I’ve added a few patches of the descriptions. 

hope this helps. 

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Please follow my dealership sub form for NGC grading, coin conservation, sales and helpful videos coming soon👍

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3 minutes ago, GoldDiggerDave said:

Hi Dave to answer the question the coin has had lots of circulation wear and has large nicks in the surface, and it has been “cleaned” 

this book is a good read and I’ve added a few patches of the descriptions. 

hope this helps. 

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Thats great, thank you.

I've actually ordered that book and it was supposed to arrive today(i needn't have embarressed myself with another newbie question!)

It looks like just the thing i need.

Thanks for the pages for me to read while i wait for mine to arrive

 

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1 minute ago, DrDave said:

Thats great, thank you.

I've actually ordered that book and it was supposed to arrive today(i needn't have embarressed myself with another newbie question!)

It looks like just the thing i need.

Thanks for the pages for me to read while i wait for mine to arrive

 

Dave never stop asking questions no one knows it all mate, you could live 10 lifetimes and still not know everything about coins.  

Please follow my dealership sub form for NGC grading, coin conservation, sales and helpful videos coming soon👍

https://www.thesilverforum.com/forum/148-golddiggerdave-uk/

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2 minutes ago, GoldDiggerDave said:

Dave never stop asking questions no one knows it all mate, you could live 10 lifetimes and still not know everything about coins.  

With so many degrees of wear, i'm sure that its a subjective thing and people will always have a differing opinion. 

I'm quite black and white in what i do, and struggle with the grey areas!😂

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Thanks to everybody for thier input.

I've received my Grading book today and compared it with your comments.

My opinion (now) is that the obverse is F, and the reverse is GF (i've scrolled back through the comments after i've written this and luckily it matches the general concensus.

Thanks again

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@DrDave wait until you try and compare the British descriptive to the sheldon scale. That’s when  it starts to get very blurry. 

Please follow my dealership sub form for NGC grading, coin conservation, sales and helpful videos coming soon👍

https://www.thesilverforum.com/forum/148-golddiggerdave-uk/

Thank you for all your support.  

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