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1884-O Morgan candidate for cleaning/conservation?

I am sending this 1884-O Morgan in with some other Morgans for grading. Should I ask for "conservation" to try and remove tarnish on edge?


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  • justindanjustindan Posts: 697 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not worth it. I sent one in similar situation. I would have come out better buying a slabbed one that I wanted.


  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,918 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably not? I don't know the series well but this looks to be 63/64, maybe PL? I'm sure my betters will correct me as necessary.

    Am I correct in saying that is a <$100 coin? I'm not sure I would even slab it much less conserve it.

  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A quick look at eBay would seem to indicate that for about the cost of slabbing + conservation, you could buy an already slabbed piece.

  • morgandollar1878morgandollar1878 Posts: 4,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not worth it. It will not make a difference in the value or grade of the coin.

    Instagram: nomad_numismatics
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @isamucoinandcurrency.... I would say it is not worth conserving or slabbing .... Do an album of Morgans, it will look nice in there. If a slab is important, buy one already slabbed. Cheers, RickO

  • Thanks @ricko I have a lot of raw duplicate Morgans that I will probably send to ANACS for their Summer Special. They are low dollar coins that will go to ebay. At $10 per coin for slabbing it makes it easier to list them. Blessings.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @isamucoinandcurrency... OK... Sounds like a viable plan. Since I do not sell coins, I had not considered that option. Cheers, RickO

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,321 ✭✭✭✭✭

    IMO if you want the edge toning removed your best option is to give it a quick dip yourself. I would leave it as-is though, I don't think it looks bad.
    Grade-wise I think it looks like a pretty typical MS63.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • @ChrisH821 I went and bought some acetone and I am going to try a quick dip on a damaged coin with similar toning just to see the effects.

  • ConnecticoinConnecticoin Posts: 12,518 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The edge toning looks fine and gives it an aura of originality, which should make it sell better.

  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @isamucoinandcurrency said:
    @ChrisH821 I went and bought some acetone and I am going to try a quick dip on a damaged coin with similar toning just to see the effects.

    Acetone doesn't remove toning.

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,536 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nothing to conserve, MS63, good luck,
    bob :)

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), bobinvegas1989@yahoo.com

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