Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Derrick Combs, Feb 25, 2020.
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I wasn't going to send them in. Just wanted an idea of how they would grade. I didn't spend a lot on them. I guess that's why. I have started buying slabbed coins. And am only getting those from reputable sellers. That's where I began to notice these looked problematic. But I thought it was more likely circulation marks not cleaning marks
Hi Derrick. You are referring to your coin becoming a pocket piece. As a pocket piece, the coin will eventually wear down but even cloth material will impart cleaning marks on the coin as it moves around in your pocket. You'll probably put your hand in your pocket at some time and your fingers will leave rub marks on your pocket piece. Cleaning marks don't go away. Your coins are genuine and currently would grade around AU. they will details forever. Best thing to do is put them in 2X2's to protect them and enjoy them. Some time in the future you might decide to trade them for a slabbed coin that you want for your collection.
As you get older you might become obsessive compulsive and decide to complete a circulated date or date and mint mark set of Morgan Dollars. I tell young collectors you don't have to collect the best and at some time in the future you can upgrade.
When I was younger my relatives would give me a silver dollar for different occasions. Cleaned, circulated, didn't matter. They are all part of my first complete set of Morgans and a remembrance of those relatives who have passed on. Coin collecting is a great hobby and a lesson in History.
It could smooth things out a little, but then they’re just going to be smooth cleaned coins. They still won’t straight-grade for the compromised surfaces. But they’re in good technical shape, at high AU. Somebody who didn’t know what they were doing tried to improve them like they were polishing silverware only to end up wiping the luster off them.
Problem is normal wear is mostly on the devices with little on the fields. So with wear, cleaning marks would disappear from devices but remain in fields. Maybe if you got it down to AG or P, it would straight-grade ... but don't count on it.
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