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1878 reverse of 79 toning question

Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 901 ✭✭✭✭✭

Does this look like bag toning or leather pouch. I am no pro when it comes to toning and how it occurs.

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    Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,455 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It doesn’t look like bag toning to me. The pattern on the obverse looks like some liquid dried while on the surface of the coin. I think it would get a details grade due to environmental damage if it was submitted for grading with the way it looks on the obverse.

    Mr_Spud

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    coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,795 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It does have an unusual look in that the toning patterns are different. I am not willing to concede environmental damage without seeing it in hand first. And part of my reasoning is the luster on both the obvers and reverse seem consistent. And if the obverse luster has not been noticeably impaired, I would be hard pressed to conclude that there is environmental damage.

    If you don't like the coin, you might be better served to pass on this one instead of buying a coin that you think you can improve. Improvement efforts can negatively impact the coin. And that seems quite possible here.

    Good luck with your decision. If you buy and submit, please post the results as I suspect several folks here would be interested in the outcome.

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    Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 901 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2, 2024 1:19PM

    Maybe I should dip it

    Student of numismatics and collector of Morgan dollars
    Successful BST transactions with: Namvet Justindan Mattniss RWW olah_in_MA

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    coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,795 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would not recommend a dip as the outcome is far from certain. One is simply unable to undue a dip

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    spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,514 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wouldn't recommend dipping unless you know what you are doing. You should always practice on inexpensive coins before ever doing something that might have value...If you've never done it before, you'd be better off asking one of the tpg to look at it for conservation.

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    alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,666 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's unclear if you are thinking of buying it or you already own it
    If you're thinking of buying it I would suggest you move on. If you own it then depending on how much you paid for it If under $100 dollars then I would just dip it

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