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1921-D WLH, tell me what happened to it & what grade would you give it, if any?

KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 17, 2017 9:00AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Would using it as a pocket piece for a period of time "improve" its collectibility? ◀whatever that means.


  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,956 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 16, 2017 10:13PM

    AU 50. Been dipped pretty heavy, at best. Looks polished.

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  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,408 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks like someone Whizzed it, or it was polished and cleaned.

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  • astroratastrorat Posts: 9,221 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU-50, polished

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  • BillDugan1959BillDugan1959 Posts: 3,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some kind of polish.

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,320 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks polished, very unfortunate. XF or AU details imo

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's been polished.

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  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU48/50 details, harshly polished/cleaned.
    Despite the problems, it should still be an easy sell. :)

  • TommyTypeTommyType Posts: 4,586 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is the color accurate? I'll pose the possibility that it was plated?

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  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,146 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 17, 2017 6:13AM

    Almost bad enough to make a Walkerguy cry.....

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  • OuthaulOuthaul Posts: 7,440 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Polished. NFG.



  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Severely or repeatedly polished.... such a shame... probably cleaned semi-annually with the family silver set...Cheers, RickO

  • KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Would using it as a pocket piece for a period of time "improve" its collectibility? ◀whatever that means.

  • morgandollar1878morgandollar1878 Posts: 4,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU details, heavily polished.

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  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerguy21D said:
    Almost bad enough to make a Walkerguy cry.....

    I was thinking the same thing....wouldn't that have been a beaut if it was light silvery/dove gray and not well....like it is now... :'(
    Why is it that damn near every 1916,1916-D, 1916-S 1917-D obv 1917-S obv,, 1921,D,S and 23-S are cleaned?

  • KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 17, 2017 9:10AM


  • LindeDadLindeDad Posts: 18,766 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @KollectorKing said:
    Would using it as a pocket piece for a period of time "improve" its collectibility? ◀whatever that means.

    Not to this collector.

  • ronctxronctx Posts: 106 ✭✭✭
    edited October 17, 2017 9:20AM

    Since it has Proof on the holder, it appears someone polished the snot out of this, to try and pass this off for a Proof coin to someone that wouldn't know the difference. I'm assuming the White Balance is off and it really isn't gold plated.

  • WoodenJeffersonWoodenJefferson Posts: 6,491 ✭✭✭✭

    90% coin silver can be polished to a near reflective surface. Bury this coin in a flower pot for 20 or so years and then come back for another look.

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