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Lot 1152 - slabbed as LCGS 78 - Uncirculated or Mint State 63-64. There's months of wear on that. Not even EF.

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I wonder if that's a weak strike rather than wear as such? The flat areas are  all in a line from Britannia's helmet to her lap, with only the merest hint of rubbing elsewhere.

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True, but plenty of lustre there in and about the letters and into the fields. Looks a soft strike to me, esp. as on the chest and gown area with a bit of rub on knee and biceps IMO. I would think that is in the AU55 range, possibly 58 - the reason I say the later is that I have noticed than when not fully stuck that the "high points" are of metal that seem to oxidize more readily making pictures look not as good as in-hand. 

Just vaguely in analogous fashion, we sometimes see even worse on the high obverse points of George V silver (I know a different metal) such as the cheek, hair and upper ear on the Wreath and Jub. crowns...

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2 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

I wonder if that's a weak strike rather than wear as such? The flat areas are  all in a line from Britannia's helmet to her lap, with only the merest hint of rubbing elsewhere.

Maybe, but it still looks like wear in a year not necessarily associated with weak strikes. Shouldn't have been graded anywhere near as high, surely. 

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