1945 Mercury obv exergue spot

Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 2,589 ✭✭✭✭✭

Looks like a strike thru of a blob of secret sauce. Anyone agree? Peace Roy

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  • HemisphericalHemispherical Posts: 6,926 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 11,534 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Believe it or not, I've seen this characteristic several times before. If the coins had been mine I could have seen if the spot would come off. I suspect it will.

    However, on your coin, the "spot" looks higher than the field as if a blob of scrap was struck into the coin.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 2,589 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Soaked it in acetone for a while, the spot did not dissolve. Ran a piece of monofilament over it, no raised edge. Could it be a silver alloy flaw?

  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 11,534 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You cannot hurt the value of that coin with a dip. Don't rub it applying full strength dip or when drying it after it is neutralized.

  • YQQYQQ Posts: 2,264 ✭✭✭✭

    could also be a "skilled" repair job.

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  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 11,534 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 20, 2019 10:14AM

    @YQQ said:
    could also be a "skilled" repair job.

    Very doubtful. Think about it. More likely, something was on the coin that retarded the darker toning on the rest of the piece.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 2,589 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Only a dip, no rub. I am a good student. The rev is unremarkable, no deformation or anything opposite the obv item. I appreciate your interest and input.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 2,589 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hold the phone. I found another Merc, a 1941, similar exergue anomaly but more pronounced. See attached images for your input, especially @insider2. Rev is unremarkable. Peace Roy

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 2,589 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Error-ref.com: Part V, Planchet error, alloy error, intrinsic metallic inclusion.
    "An intrinsic metallic inclusion includes all situations in which metal of a non-standard composition somehow resists melting or otherwise manages to maintain its integrity within the molten alloy. "
    @insider2 what do you think?

  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 11,534 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Put a big drop of full strength dip on the first coin and let's end this thread. :)

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