Genuine 93 - Planchet Flaw

PCGS Definition

N Grade coins are unique to the PCGS grading system and are so designated with a coin is not graded.  Beginning in 2013 PCGS added a general indication of how the coin would have graded had it not been disqualified.


A coin given a designation of N-93 has a visible large or prominent planchet flaw.  Metal impurity or defect in the planchet.  Small, unobtrusive planchet flaws are acceptable.  Large, obvious, poorly placed, or distracting flaws are rejected.  Context is also important.  Planchet flaws on certain U. S. Colonial coins are expected; planchet flaws on Morgan Silver Dollars are not.

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