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PMD 1852 2.50 Gold ?

CacoinguyCacoinguy Posts: 279 ✭✭✭
edited October 16, 2017 7:32PM in U.S. Coin Forum

What do you think? What could cause this?

Obviously the scratches are PMD but what about the rest

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    mvs7mvs7 Posts: 1,661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Blowtorch?

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    mvs7mvs7 Posts: 1,661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mvs7 said:
    Blowtorch?

    There are better ways to get rid of those small copper spots...

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    BruceSBruceS Posts: 1,350 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Environmental of some sort. You sure its genuine? Let's see the obverse.


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    jwittenjwitten Posts: 5,077 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tried to remove solder would be my guess. Probably used to be stuck to a pin or jewelry.

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    tradedollarnuttradedollarnut Posts: 20,147 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Does it matter?

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with jwitten... likely was soldered in a piece of jewelry... and, as TDN said... it really does not matter, the coin is destroyed numismatically. Cheers, RickO

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    AMRCAMRC Posts: 4,266 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like some kind of blade was used as well.

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    CacoinguyCacoinguy Posts: 279 ✭✭✭

    Just struck me as strange the way multiple layers were removed but details could still be seen under

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Cacoinguy said:
    Just struck me as strange the way multiple layers were removed but details could still be seen under

    I'm going to throw out some "high falutin" words that may or may not be actually true to make a point. The internal crystalline atomic structure of a coin's interior retains an image of the struck coin due to the stresses from being struck.

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