My first pick of the new year

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playtime1
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My first pick of the new year

Post by playtime1 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:00 am

I found this one- a very high grade for a 1901 (probably AU-55 to maybe AU-58). I noticed it was a Vam 5 too . This is probably the highest grade for a raw 1901 which I've seen in doing this over 10 years. Coin looks like it was dipped but I think she will grade. Tell me what you think.
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Re: My first pick of the new year

Post by messydesk » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:32 am

From the pictures, I don't see anything specific precluding a grade. Nice pick!
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Re: My first pick of the new year

Post by playtime1 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:07 am

Thanks John.

Maybe I will send this one down your way for the next PCGS submission.

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Re: My first pick of the new year

Post by Pittstate03 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:29 am

Very Nice coin!

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Re: My first pick of the new year

Post by CascadeChris » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:38 am

Not bad. Def looks gradeable, and a slider. Tough to tell if there's rub from the pics. Have you done the "white paper" test? Sweet score. Throw her in the next bulk!
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Re: My first pick of the new year

Post by playtime1 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:36 pm

Chris

I'm not familiar with the "white paper test". Please explain how one does it, and what you are looking for. Thanks.

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Re: My first pick of the new year

Post by ...kenny » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:53 pm

You just fold it up into a piece of white paper, put it in an envelope and send it my way!!!... :lol:
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Re: My first pick of the new year

Post by impairedsquirrel » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:44 pm

Kenny lit today, fam... 100!
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Oh, and NICE find Jim! It looks a bit "off", but I (strangely) see lots of AU 01-Ps that look iffy in good holders.
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Re: My first pick of the new year

Post by bigjayvee » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:16 pm

Very nice for that date. WTG!!!

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Re: My first pick of the new year

Post by CascadeChris » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:34 pm

@messydesk can explain the paper test better than I. Pretty simple though. You just hold the coin on the rim on top of white printer paper in direct light. Look at the eagles breast/wing tips and hair above ear/above eye/high cheek (the high points) if circulated you'll see that those high points are dark, if BU you'll see no darkness (maybe a little from bag rub but not much) great for telling which side of the isle weakly struck sliders lay..
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Re: My first pick of the new year

Post by messydesk » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:35 am

The "white paper" test is pretty much as Chris described. The first place I look for the dark gray is the tip of the bust on the obverse. I'll try to take and post some pictures sometime. This coin looks to be a no-question AU. Squirrel's concern about it looking "off" don't bother me here. The two shots of the full con make it look like a solid AU55. 1901 has such poor quality -- bad luster, bad strike, lousy surfaces -- that if it's attractive, something's probably wrong.
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