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Possible grade of 1924 6p coin

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KahlilG

Same story, don't want to send coins that stand a chance of grading AU, or details.

 

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Please comment on estimated garding.

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ok regarding the coin - clearly u can see the wear

the dirt on the "bead/pearls" and "georgivs" the " 6" and the flowers on reverse

and the " 2 " from 1924 is worn and the "9"

the " z " as well is worn from zuid

the pearls look great - being the second highest point !

i would say also the flower over the sou of south africa

my opinion ms61 max

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ok regarding the coin - clearly u can see the wear

the dirt on the "bead/pearls" and "georgivs" the " 6" and the flowers on reverse

and the " 2 " from 1924 is worn and the "9"

the " z " as well is worn from zuid

the pearls look great - being the second highest point !

i would say also the flower over the sou of south africa

my opinion ms61 max

 

How UNC (MS61) if coin has wear?

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How UNC (MS61) if coin has wear?

 

The generic answer to your question is market grading. The MS-61 coins I have seen tend to have a lot of "hits" and contact marks but since many MS-61 are actually inferior to an AU-58, there isn't anything unsual about an MS-61 having a light rub or something like it. As I have mentioned before, I don't normally care for this grade at all and don't buy it unless the coin is actually at least somewhat scarce.

 

I own three MS-61 at this time, two 1936 2/- and one 1936 1/-. The first 2/- is shaply struck and toned but the contact marks are well hidden. I consider it attractive. The second coin is semi-PL and very sharp but will numerous "cuts" in the obverse field. I am not sure most collectors would like it. The 1/- is a very attractive PL on the obverse (but not reverse hense not designated on the holder) but it has a light scratch across the obverse field on one side which is easily noticeable under magnification. Overall though, it is a nice coin. Money wise, I am "underwater" on all three since I bought them (ungraded) years ago.

 

I am not interested in owning any MS-61 for QEII and only maybe for key dates for KGVI. I consider this grade inferior on these two designs and the coins are disproportionately "dead money".

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BUCKS_N_GEMS
How UNC (MS61) if coin has wear?

ewaan - as u should know - "mint state" is from ms60 to ms70

unc is generally ms63 to ms65 - then u get brilliant unc - ms66 to ms70

u cannot call a ms61 unc - if u must say unc then say "low unc" or the better/correct word to use would be "mint state"

now - tell me where do u read " ms61 is unc" ???

a min state coin can have wear (ms60 - ms63) then u get no wear which is "unc" ms64 and higher

so yes a ms61 has lots of wear and is clearly used - but u cant call a ms61 unc - unc meaning "not circulated or not used"

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