Large copper grades a perfect 70?

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  1. Gatito Bandito

    Gatito Bandito Active Member

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    NGC says "neigh"! :lol:

    Still a very respectable grade for these big coppers, IMO, which never seem to get the 69's & 70's...


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    1st of its kind graded by NGC.

    I don't agree with the RB, as opposed to Antiqued.. But whatever.


    And as always, photos don't do these high-relief medals justice.

    Highly recommended!


    Apparently raw still in stock at CM (better photos there, too ;) )..

    http://chinesemedals.com/products/lunar-horse-hand-carved-copper-medal
     
  2. TasmaniaChrismy

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    Sweet item. May I know what does "RB" stand for?
     
  3. Gatito Bandito

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    RB - Red Brown. A coin with a mix of red luster and brown patina.

    https://www.ngccoin.com/coin-grading/grading-scale/


    Technically it should be "Antiqued," as they use that for other medals (Ag, brass, copper) in the same vein.

    It was intentionally oxidized by the mint.


    I believe the RB designation should only be used when it occurs naturally.

    Though given the medal is a couple years old, perhaps some of that occurred?


    No biggie. Just a small technicality in this case.
     
  4. yennus

    yennus Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Yeah, even for small coppers, it's very rare to see MS69 or MS70.
     
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    Very nice medal! I'm jealous.




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  6. andrewlee10

    andrewlee10 Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    This item is hand carved die as stated in coa. So not likely to get 70 lol
     

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