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Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 843 ✭✭✭✭

On GC 1/8/23 auction there is an 1877S Trade $ and the PCGS label says Genuine - Tooled UNC Details.

What does :"Tooled" mean?

Thanks. Bill

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,671 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Means it's been damaged by contact from a device that caused metal surface to be altered in some way. Or as Confucius says "pmd" IMO. Peace Roy

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    morgandollar1878morgandollar1878 Posts: 4,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Using an object or a tool to try and help improve the look of a coin by trying to add details back, or by trying to remove imperfections or problems that hinder the look of the coin.

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    HillbillyCollectorHillbillyCollector Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Relating to this same topic, any ideas what has happened to this coin to receive:
    Altered surf. UNC details.

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