Forum Thoughts/Opinions on PCGS Restoration on Steel Cents
I don't know if anyone has a definitive answer here, but none of the PCGS information I can find addresses the restoration service for steel coins. Maybe someone understands the metallurgy or chemical process here and can answer based on that?
I have this 43-S Cent in a PCGS MS67 holder but I must have got a good deal on it long ago because it looks awful. Straight on, it's covered with white spots. At an angle, the spots look dark and unsightly.
I've already got a nice replacement for it, but I'm wondering if PCGS restoration might be able to fix/improve it? Otherwise the coins is a true 67 and free of significant surface damage. Restoration will cost about $50 all-in, which I believe that if treated I can recover in resale. These go for about $200 on ebay.
Any thoughts or experiences?