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Crust VF30 1826 Half (My grade could be VF35)

Clackamas1Clackamas1 Posts: 704 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 5, 2024 1:08AM in U.S. Coin Forum

I got this half off of ebay in the 90's. It is original but I can tell there is ~150 years of dirt on her. She has been sitting in a 2x2 for 30 years and I want to get her in plastic so my heirs know what they have. IT is like a $250 coin. I was thinking of an acetone bath to remove the crud of 200 years from the devices.
What is your council?

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  • Clackamas1Clackamas1 Posts: 704 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:
    I recommend that you post images. 😉

    Edited to add: But even as a VF35, its value would be about $150, not $250.

    So basically who cares. I have the pics on my phone so it is a pita to get them to my computer to give a pic url. She is orig so I don't want a BB or details grade.

  • Clackamas1Clackamas1 Posts: 704 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 5, 2024 3:22AM

    I went ahead and did it and for the most part I can't tell the delta. I suppose more shine. the gunk removed from the denticals but the coin looks nicer but the same.

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,283 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Glad to hear it worked out

    Collector, occasional seller

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,332 ✭✭✭✭✭

    wow and i like crusty coins to. im glad it worked out as well

  • johnny010johnny010 Posts: 1,047 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Clackamas1 said:

    @MFeld said:
    I recommend that you post images. 😉

    Edited to add: But even as a VF35, its value would be about $150, not $250.

    So basically who cares. I have the pics on my phone so it is a pita to get them to my computer to give a pic url. She is orig so I don't want a BB or details grade.

    fyi I use this forum mostly from my phone and post images from the phone so I don't have to email myself and post from the pc.

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Leave the coin as it is... if you don't like it just sell it to buy something that meets your expectations

    Experience the World through Numismatics...it's more than you can imagine.

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