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    Not the greatest coin in the world but I was pleased to pick up this 1904 Sixpence in an album full of otherwise scrap coins last week. Seems to be a scarcer date too. A slight upgrade for me:
  3. 2 points
    Here is mine - possibly even sharper on the reverse but with one or two irregularities around the edge:
  4. 1 point
    It seems that the quality of strike for 1910 halfcrowns could be variable. Here's my 1910 halfcrown.. Firstly the reverse is a better strike than the obverse and I would grade it as UNC. The obverse is a weaker strike but given the reverse you have to cut some slack as both sides of the coin should wear evenly. As a result I would give an overall grade of gEF for the coin. In summary a very nice coin. I think I would prefer this coin to the PCGS example.
  5. 1 point
    Trump's existence is proof enough.
  6. 1 point
    Just acquired my first George I crown (today's DNW auction)
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    The grading of hammered coins is very different from milled. Most hammered coins have flat areas due to weak striking and not from wear. These do not normally downgrade the coin but qualifiers are sometimes used. E.g. NVF but weak spots in legends etc. Grading of hammered is more about assessing the amount of wear on the best struck parts. Grade is also considerably less important for hammered as there are other important factors to consider such as the shape of the flan (whether it is round or irregular), size of the flan, flan cracks, strike, weight, if the design is well centered,... etc Each coin is unique and so cannot be treated like the mass produced milled.