Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by silentnviolent, Mar 2, 2016.
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If the scratch runs across a device, it would probably be impossible to remove.
But that's just my opinion.
So damage and cleaning would show up on the slab label causing the coin to be ignored.
In three years, it's barely worn at all, even though .999 silver is supposed to be much softer than coin silver. I must be doing something wrong.
Absolutely. It is, in many cases, the "right" thing to do from a conservation standpoint. We want history to see the coin as it was, not as someone cleaned it to be, and if it's in your pocket it's "circulating."
In regards to a pocket piece, I had a 1945-s cent with a touch of dirt/haze the looked better after being in my pocket a few days. After it fell out of the pocket (but later found), I gave up on carrying a "pocket piece".
Just waiting for Doug and his AGE pocket piece.....
There's no evidence of cleaning; I just thought I'd mention that too.
I have a nice Stone Mountain half that someone saw fit to inscribe a scratch (X) in front of the eagle on the reverse. It has been in the back of my mind for a long time as to if that could be reversed...nice coin otherwise.
Problematic, depending on the depth of the cut. Much of the rest of the coin would have to wear that deep also as part of the process, leaving you a P01 or something.
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