Thanks for this info. I didn't know about this swelling issue, is
there a reference that goes more in depth about such things?
Yea, it's difficult to grade coins... especially with just a scan.
It is a good scan though.
: S-138 does have severe swelling in its late die state. Such swelling would not
: affect the grade, as that's how the coin was made. It's always difficult to
: grade from a scan, but the obverse looks like G-5 or so to me. Not enough
: there for VG.
: Denis Loring