Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Steven Shaw, Oct 6, 2022.
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Ron had it listed in XF $275/300. However with those carbon spots I would lower the amount to half....if not less.
No buffalo nickel collector who would want a 2 feather example wouldn't want the carbon spots. As they are terminal. You cannot remove them....and if there's any signs of them on any parts of the coin would lead the buyer to believe that more can and may surface, Ron told me they were a curse as they can just surface over the coin. You can see them on your specimen over the entire Obv. Some quite large.
I had a 1934 D that was beatiful, it graded PCGS, ms 67 and then the spots began to surface a $600 buffalo nickel reduced to make me an offer coin. If you soak it in acetone they will turn brown....then return to black... Unfortunately thats the way of the buffalo. Nice coin less those damn spots.
Ron is no longer with us as he had passed last November ...so I tweaked the values on the 1915 2 F in xf its a $450 coin pop is 4 at pcgs in xf . Of course with no details
I won it in an auction. I might have it by Saturday the 8th.
Unfortunately this is how coins go at times.... I looked at a beautiful 1971 s proof Lincoln just last night perfect target toned ....huge carbon spot on the back of Abe's head....that killed the coin even for the sellers asking price.
I thought so too... I didn't want to to be the bearer of more bad news. I dont believe that it will grade.
When I see a coin as such...." raw" the 1st question is why hasn't it been graded?
As this coin in a slab with no issues would be a $500/700 coin in the right auction.
Nice coin with good luster, high AU at least. I agree it needs an acetone bath before submission.
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