1881-O Rodney Dangerfield

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1881-O Rodney Dangerfield

Post by HawkeEye » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:41 pm

I finally have my PC back and working, and since my last post on this coin drew little respect I thought I would post some scans to see if it gets a little more respect.
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An MS60PL isn't a top of the line coin, but PCGS doesn't pass out the grade often and grabbing one for the grading set is a win for me. It would be too expensive to try to hit the grade on submissions so I put it in the win column.

This a scan so the reflectivity in the fields does not show, but some remains and the devices are frosty.
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Re: 1881-O Rodney Dangerfield

Post by dave700x » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:04 pm

I've seen less attractive 63's than this one. Definitely a score for a grade set... :)
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Re: 1881-O Rodney Dangerfield

Post by HawkeEye » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:01 pm

Pretty well struck for an MS60
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Re: 1881-O Rodney Dangerfield

Post by collectinsince65 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:45 pm

Very nice!

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Re: 1881-O Rodney Dangerfield

Post by lioncutter » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:38 pm

Very Nice!
Have you VAMmed it yet?
Do I see slight 5-10 degree die rotation or am I just not looking at it correctly?
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Re: 1881-O Rodney Dangerfield

Post by CascadeChris » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:59 pm

Better! Dig the grade, actually. Reverse is much better than a 60..

Speaking of a 60PL grade rarity, oddly enough, I was offered an 84s in 60DMPL today. Incredibly deep mirrors but too rich for my blood without knowing where to go with it tho. Plus the only 84s's I currently care about are either an 11A in any grade or a solid AU+ raw or upgrade candidate at a stupid price.
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Re: 1881-O Rodney Dangerfield

Post by HawkeEye » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:06 am

lioncutter wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:38 pm
Very Nice!
Have you VAMmed it yet?
Do I see slight 5-10 degree die rotation or am I just not looking at it correctly?
It is an O Tilted right so far as I can tell and that means it is probably a VAM 8

If there is a die rotation it is very slight. With the coin slightly rotated in the holder I think it makes the possible rotation appear to be more than is there.
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Re: 1881-O Rodney Dangerfield

Post by HawkeEye » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:12 am

CascadeChris wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:59 pm
Better! Dig the grade, actually. Reverse is much better than a 60.
The MS60 world seems to be an odd one where the graders sit on a fence between very low MS and not quite sure if it is slightly circulated. I believe that some coins become MS61 because of this reluctance, and also might become AU58. I have seen really banged up MS61 coins that I thought were 60s, and I have seen AU58 coins that I would swear were uncirculated. This makes MS60 almost an uncertain or poorly defined grade and that is why we see fewer of them. In defense of the graders though, it could be that banged up MS coins are sent in for grading less often.
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