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1904 Morgan: PCGS Restoration

bretsanbretsan Posts: 111 ✭✭✭

I’m considering sending in this MS63 1904 Morgan for restoration to PCGS. There’s a white smear on the obverse of an otherwise very nice coin. Has anyone ever used restoration services and would you recommend it for this coin?


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    GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 810 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2, 2024 5:42PM

    If that is a milk spot, I don’t think it can be removed.
    It probably occurred after the coin was graded, that’s why grading companies
    will not guarantee that they will not occur after the coin has been holdered.

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    Married2CoinsMarried2Coins Posts: 235 ✭✭✭

    I just called a long time dealer I trust to see if milk spots come on Morgan dollars and he said he could never recall seeing them except on Peace dollars and vintage silver. I believe they are the result of the chemicals used to clean planchets so I would think a 1921 Morgan may have them.

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    Married2CoinsMarried2Coins Posts: 235 ✭✭✭

    I'd leave it as is because I'll bet if acetone or soap and water did not work it would take an experienced coin doctor to fix that coin without disturbing the toning.

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    bretsanbretsan Posts: 111 ✭✭✭

    Thanks for the feedback @greenstang and @Married2Coins. I appreciate it!

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    AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,829 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s not worth the cost.

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    ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't think restoration will improve it enough that you will be happy with the results, and not worth the cost. ;)

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    bretsanbretsan Posts: 111 ✭✭✭

    Thanks all, I’ve decided to hang onto the coin and enjoy it as is.

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