Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Browns Fan, Mar 25, 2019.
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Cleaned and polished....spot is about right unless it's a low mintage.
Maybe a good belt buckle or pocket piece.
The others are not going to be much more than melt.
In percent terms,
For example, I paid $30 for an XF 1898 S Morgan (not encapsulated), and for a cleaned 1898 S Morgan, I would pay $14/$15. So, in percentage thats ≤50% the price of a normal Morgan.
Now for me, I do not buy coins marked cleaned unless it is a very rare or key date and even then I must go through a long decision process based on price versus the non-cleaned coin. If I do end up, for one reason or another, with a coin that has been slabbed and marked "Cleaned" I will remove it even if I keep it. Personally I don't know why coins that have apparently been cleaned are even sent in for authentification and grading? Should they be sold at a lower grade? I would hope so just as a coin with some damage. In the end it is up to each of us to decide what is acceptable for our collection and if you and I enjoy the coin nothing else really matters.
The answer to your question varies and varies widely depending on the specific coin in question. As a general rule it can be as much as 80% or as little as 20%. And that same rule of thumb basically applies to all problem coins, regardless of the type of problem.
(note to mods: not to be interpreted as an actual WTB request, besides, I'm pretty sure you'd beat me to it anyhow...)
I would say it depends on if you view it as a problem. If you have no plans to sell the coin and it is something you like and collect, then it isn't a problem for you. (I know, I'm shallow)
And from what I've learned here, it seems there are different levels of cleaning. The acetone dip seems acceptable, while other methods are condemned. I think what I tend to value most is sharpness of the details.
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