1889-CC Morgan Dollar Recently Discovered - Looking For Advice
My great Aunt used to gift me coins when I was a kid in the 1990s. I took them out of storage for the first time in 25 years this week and discovered a 1889-CC Morgan Dollar. She'd used scotch tape to mount several coins to a piece of felt (behind a glass frame). A local dealer indicated that this coin would grade at least an XF40, but could receive a "detail" distinction.
Has anyone had experience with this situation? The tape left no residue and no cleaning/dipping has ever been done to the coin, the mark is purely aesthetics.
Is this a coin you'd recommend grading? Any other advice as to how marks like this are perceived among the coin collecting community for desirable coins? Has anyone had experience with conservation/restoration through a major grading company? Thanks!