Grease Spot on $20 Liberty???

I’m new, so I don’t know if I can figure out how to upload an image, but if I can’t, the PCGS Cert is 25281112, and they show a detailed image. This coin is graded MS65, and is gorgeous, with so many fewer marks on Liberty’s cheek and neck than most other 65’s. However, there’s a short thin dark ”line” by “Pluribus” on the reverse. Is this mint made grease? Whatever it is, does it detract from the market value? Is this something that PCGS Restoration can successfully remove? Thanks. https://images.pcgs.com/TrueView/25281112_Large.jpg

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  • MWallaceMWallace Posts: 1,318 ✭✭✭✭

    I can't answer your question but it's a beautiful coin.

  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 1,732 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 30, 2018 5:47AM

    @winesteven Struck through grease would leave an obscurity/weakness on the design elements of the coin. There does not appear to be any with the dark line.

    The double eagle is composed 90% gold/10% copper and hopefully it is not the copper reacting. I would recommend an evaluation by a professional service. There are a couple but since you are on a PCGS forum the following link provides information:

    https://www.pcgs.com/restoration/

    Additionally, this is the contact info for CS:

    CONTACT PCGS
    (800) 447-8848
    (949) 833-0600
    (Outside U.S.)
    (949) 567-1253
    [email protected]

    Also, agree with @MWallace, that is a very nice coin. I love gold!

  • I’m somewhat familiar with copper spots on gold, which tend to be redder, or at least lighter in color, and usually are not thin lines, but have more of a second dimension/volume. Does this line reduce value? If you gents and ladies indicate yes, since I’ve successfully used PCGS Restoration in the past on several coins, I’ll send this one in too, and hopefully they’ll accept it. But if it does not reduce value, I’ll move forward with my plans to sell it. Thanks.

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  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 1,732 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @winesteven

    Recommend you post onto the US Coin forum. You will more than likely receive more detailed and expert responses, especially, with that double eagle.

    https://forums.collectors.com/categories/u-s-coin-forum

  • Thanks. I just posted it on that Forum.

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 1,867 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I want to believe that it's organic and can be safely removed. Let us know. Peace Roy

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