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Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

Ive seen a few of these recently. To me it looks like a worn coin that has been recoated. The description reads liquid glass BU++++. I guess the more pluses the better, lol.

Im no expert, just trying to get a feel for what kinda sneakiness is going on out there so i know what to steer clear of.


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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ive used that meguires polish and a dremel on some metal boat parts, this coin kinda looks like that to me.

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    To me it looks like when we would polish up coins when I was a kid, but we used 1964 JFK halves. It's definitely messed with and something to avoid like heck.

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    bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,777 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can't tell anything by these pics only that something ain't right.

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    ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Polished to a high gloss shine. Damaged :/

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,675 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You need to appreciate what a mint state coin looks like, then you'll realize what a waste of time it is to ponder over junk ruined coins. Good luck.

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    wozymodowozymodo Posts: 138 ✭✭✭

    Looks Chrome plated to me.

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    pass

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    nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,845 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2023 9:51AM

    It’s not an attractive effect whatever was done to it.
    There’s no detail in the high relief areas of the coin and looks heavily worn underneath that gloss.
    As for the color? Anything’s possible.
    Hard pass

    Edited to add. The suggestion of chrome plating may be the answer as to what was done!

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,944 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Avoid at all costs!

    All glory is fleeting.
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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 said:
    You need to appreciate what a mint state coin looks like, then you'll realize what a waste of time it is to ponder over junk ruined coins. Good luck.

    I agree. I have this as a reference when looking at coins. It was given to me as a gift a few years back. Im new to this, but learning.

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,857 ✭✭✭✭✭

    if you paid $400 for that proof, it was too much :(

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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2023 10:16AM

    @davewesen said:
    if you paid $400 for that proof, it was too much :(

    I didnt buy it, it was given to me years ago by a relative as a gift. I dont know what they paid.

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    nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,845 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2023 10:17AM

    Though your 2016 Silver Eagle is a lovely coin, I might recommend going to the source specific reference of the exact same issue and even date when comparing and evaluating coins.
    PCGS CoinFacts is my go to.
    https://www.pcgs.com/coinfacts/coin/detail/6614

    Hope this helps

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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2023 10:18AM

    @nwcoast said:
    Though your 2016 Silver Eagle is a lovely coin, I might recommend going to the source specific reference of the exact same issue and even date when comparing and evaluating coins.
    PCGS CoinFacts is my go to.
    https://www.pcgs.com/coinfacts/coin/detail/6614

    Hope this helps

    Thank you
    That link will be helpful...bookmarked

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,974 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @davewesen said:
    if you paid $400 for that proof, it was too much :(

    Where did that number come from?

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,313 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hate to see any ruined coin, especially a Walker.
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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Shane6596 said:

    @Namvet69 said:
    You need to appreciate what a mint state coin looks like, then you'll realize what a waste of time it is to ponder over junk ruined coins. Good luck.

    I agree. I have this as a reference when looking at coins. It was given to me as a gift a few years back. Im new to this, but learning.

    The example you use to compare is a PROOF coin and they will never look like a business strike (your half dollar is a business strike). Need to compare to a half dollar that is Uncirculated like this one on PCGS coin facts:

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