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Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

To me this looks like it was cleaned at some point then it retoned. Or was it fully toned and someone polished some areas?


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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,467 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think you are in the right area. I would go with dipping. More heavily toned and dipped out and re-toned or I lean a little toward partially dipped out (and then maybe a little re-toned). Guesstimate.

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    morgandollar1878morgandollar1878 Posts: 4,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU details, cleaned and retoned.

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    JRGeyerJRGeyer Posts: 132 ✭✭✭

    AU-53 on the fringes of market acceptability, IMO. Is that rim damage on the reverse at 1 o'clock?

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dipped, retoned naturally after the fact with the surfaces etched from the acid. AU sharpness with respect to grade. NGC might grade it. There is a better chance that PCGS will not.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 32,001 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillJones said:
    Dipped, retoned naturally after the fact with the surfaces etched from the acid. AU sharpness with respect to grade. NGC might grade it. There is a better chance that PCGS will not.

    Personally, I don't think either one of them would straight grade it until it toned some more. That coin might need to be worn down to an XF to become "original" again.

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    logger7logger7 Posts: 8,094 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Originality is critical on quality pieces, this one was ruined a long time ago, you can't put the genie back in the bottle.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like an old dip and then time in an envelope.... Looks to be AU if the rim damage doesn't give it details .... Cheers, RickO

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,945 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks like a coin that was buried, dug up and chemically cleaned. It also has rim damage. It does not belong in a straight graded holder.

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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for feedback. Im gonna pass on it.

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    Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,640 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Appears to be a cleaned AU.

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    rkprkp Posts: 434 ✭✭✭

    To me it looks like the coin was dug up (appears to have a fair amount of porosity), cleaned, put in an album, and retoned. I don't think it would straight grade.

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