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handymanhandyman Posts: 5,228 ✭✭✭✭✭

So my dad has found 100 of these so far and was wanting to get some graded. My question is they all look MS high grade but some are cloudy. I bought a MS 66 to compare with and it was super bright and shinny. I was thinking it might have been dipped. Is this something that should be done or am I just completely wrong? If so what is the best idea or are they worth grading if they look cloudy but unhanded? This will be a first time grading experience is why I ask.

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  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,612 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Without any photos it will be impossible to give you anything but very general thoughts. Do not dip them, if you need to remove some haze or circulation "stuff" I suggest an acetone bath. If they still look cloudy then I wouldn't submit.

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  • TunisTunis Posts: 428 ✭✭✭✭

    I had a thought that the ones I found were “gradable “. I also bought some MS66’s and realized mine were not close to that grade. Maybe keep the best he finds, raw, and then sell the rest. Use those proceeds to purchase MS66’s already graded.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Grading depends on much more than 'bright and shiny' features. Look for quality of strike, dings, scratches, rub/wear....Those are critical to grade...Try posting a picture of one you think is high grade here...but be prepared for honest, constructive criticism of the coin. Cheers, RickO

  • handymanhandyman Posts: 5,228 ✭✭✭✭✭

    K will get some photos .
    Thanks!

  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,180 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is what I have seen.
    I did take one cloudier specimen and soaked it in a bit of ammonia and water (1:1 dilution), then rinsed it thoroughly and tamped dry. Cloudiness gone and coin with good luster. Kina 65ish.
    I am OK with those - I just don't like the ones that are too marred up. Some have streaky alloy "wood grainish" stripes....

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  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,666 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice story.

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,406 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @handyman said:
    K will get some photos .
    Thanks!

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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,225 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @handyman said:
    K will get some photos .
    Thanks!

    You're going to need a lot of popcorn on a dead thread...

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,406 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How long do we have to wait? 🤣

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,406 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 5, 2024 5:10PM

    Oh, never mind. Looks like the OP is gone or dead, or both!

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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,225 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    Oh, never mind. Looks like the OP is gone or dead, or both!

    I hope he's not dead! He was active tonight!

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,406 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 5, 2024 5:15PM

    Oh, shoot sorry @handyman - Didn't mean to put you in the grave. I was looking at this and thinking it was your "Last Active" date.

    Sorry! 🤬 😫

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,406 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    Oh, never mind. Looks like the OP is gone or dead, or both!

    I hope he's not dead! He was active tonight!

    That's good @jmlanzaf, now we can get pictures! 🤣 😂

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,406 ✭✭✭✭✭

    And @handyman doesn't know we're talking about him....................yet! 🤣

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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