Ethan-That random kid from
Being in the attic may have contributed to the AT/91 designation. Attics can reach some high temps in the summer, and chemicals in the album may have altered the surfaces of the coins in this setting.
Being somewhat new to the toning aspect of coins but getting educated by these forums I have to ask. What is the difference between sitting in a mint bag and developing toning versus sitting in a coin album for many years and developing toning? Bulls eye toning happens in coin albums but is viewed as natural or am I missing something?
If someone deliberately applied chemicals to a coin to cause this then I say they should be persecuted for fraud.
Can you provide us with a photograph of the coin in question or the other coins that you thinking about submitting?
Here is a picture of one I happen to have on this computer and have quite a few of these I pulled out of the albums with some better than this and some just plain ugly.
Would love to hear your opinions on whether this was appropriately graded at MS65? The only tick noticiable under magnification is the one on the brow.
That is very disappointing news, but not entirely unheard of.
If you believe it the coin, consider resubmitting it, or try NGC, who tends to be a bit looser with color.
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I really do appreciate the comments that everyone is giving. The pictures really make the coin look horrible and will have to wait to get them back and take some better ones. It was really tough taking pictures of it with the glare coming off it and in hand it looked gorgeous.
The 1964D toned Washington that I posted pictures of above is what I'm now concerned about. If they are going to call the Franklin questionable coloring than what will they say about all the Washington's I pulled out of the albums? They came from the same set of boxes that the other coins were packed in. Will I be wasting my money sending those if they look like the one above?
try PCGS secure plus service... if it passes the coin sniffer test, then it will be graded. If not, then no grade.
Personally I feel that their grade guarantee is causing them to be ultra conservative after viewing their statistics posted on their site about how much they have had to reimburse for over graded coins. According to their site they have paid out over $41K in warranty claims in the last 30 days. I'm sure that is cutting into their profit margins.
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