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What’s going on with the surfaces on this Peace dollar?

drfishdrfish Posts: 938 ✭✭✭✭

Saw this coin at Harlan Berk. What’s the explanation for the look of Liberty’s cheek and the front edge of the wing? Toning?
Thanks for your opinion

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,056 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Toning, staining - whatever you prefer to call it. The coin doesn’t look particularly unusual to me.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like wear, PMD, stain..... No numismatic premium. Cheers, RickO

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    drfishdrfish Posts: 938 ✭✭✭✭

    Somewhat surprised that this look still got a 64

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    Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,640 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Toner

    So Cali Area - Coins & Currency
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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,339 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would hold off for one with a better strike. This one has very little hair and wing detail.

    Collector, occasional seller

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    BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,735 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some of the roughness on the high points might be stuff on the planchet that wasn't effaced during striking.

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    fathomfathom Posts: 1,513 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Scuffed up pretty good, not sure about the 64.

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    CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BryceM said:
    Some of the roughness on the high points might be stuff on the planchet that wasn't effaced during striking.

    This. The 1921 Peace dollars are notorious for being weakly struck on the high spots. Unstruck areas by definition show the original surface of the planchet.

    Numismatist. 50 year member ANA. Winner of four ANA Heath Literary Awards; three Wayte and Olga Raymond Literary Awards; Numismatist of the Year Award 2009, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. Winner numerous NLG Literary Awards.
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    logger7logger7 Posts: 8,094 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not a cac coin. Should sell at some type of discount to Greysheet.

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    drfishdrfish Posts: 938 ✭✭✭✭

    Unstruck areas on the high points would explain the look - as well as the grade. Thanks !

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    fathomfathom Posts: 1,513 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No that is not planchet roughness mid-neck , crown and high cheek.

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Toning. I like it.

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