What Does a Virtually “Perfect” 19th Century Gold Coin Look Like?

September 30, 2014 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Photography, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By Doug Winter ( (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

The majority of the coins I deal with are imperfect. They were struck by crude machinery, in often difficult circumstances, by often-times inexperienced mint personnel. If I had to guess, I’d say the average grade of the coins I sell is in the Extremely Fine-45 to About Uncirculated-55 range. I sell coins which are “gently used.”

But every now and then, I handle a coin that is not only “unused,” but it is superb quality. I Full article at the source>

Source:: (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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