Found a 1923s SLQ in a cull bag! A cool (and kinda sad) story!

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by TylerH, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    I bought a couple of his for effect. They don't look bad. They have a toning of their own. But, if a person wants to fill holes it is a reasonable way to go.
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  3. TylerH

    TylerH Well-Known Member

    So would this (the SLQ) be considered an "acid bath" ?

    Does vinegar and hydrogen peroxide make a form of acid?
  4. CircCam

    CircCam Victory Dance

    Peracetic acid (C2H4O3)
  5. Prez2

    Prez2 Well-Known Member

    Redbook is wrong? Finally happy to see someone admit that. That book is outdated badly. Fun to read though.
  6. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    I'll be interested to see what ICG gives it.
  7. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I don't follow you at all, I'm afraid.
  8. Prez2

    Prez2 Well-Known Member

    I've read (here) repeatedly over the years that 'Redbook' is everything. I find that it has good pertinent information but for grading it's not good and pricing it's not good. What I meant was happy somebody finally said something different about it.
  9. Prez2

    Prez2 Well-Known Member

    All I hear from dealers around me is 'greysheet, greysheet'. Never heard them tell me to refer to the Redbook. It really is no more than an information source that is outdated. The 'full horn' for example. Still it's fun reading for historical reference.
  10. TylerH

    TylerH Well-Known Member

    Sending it next week and - semi related - love Chaney.
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  11. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    I can't recall any experienced CT member recommending the Red Book for pricing and many times, when the redbook is recommended to new collectors, they specifically say to ignore the pricing section.

    I still use the redbook regularly for mintages, weights, and relative rarity.
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  12. jfreakofkorn

    jfreakofkorn Active Member

    its a cool find either way you see it ...
  13. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Genuine-Details. They are going to know it was in vinegar to raise the date.
    Waste of money IMO.
  14. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    A Genuine - Details 1923-S, even in a lower-tier slab, will still bring $200 or more on eBay.

    I'd "waste" $5 (melt plus a bottle of vinegar and a bottle of peroxide) on such a coin any day of the week.
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  15. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof

    Cool find. I had no idea that these were bringing so much now. If have a Au-53 that I bought years ago for about a hundred bucks, don’t remember exactly.
  16. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    LOL -- a cleaned AU Details one went for almost $1K last week on eBay. A 50 got $1380 back in November, and a couple of 55s went for almost $2K.
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  17. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    People are insane about slabs. You can sell it without a slab.
    You don't need authentication that the coin is damaged.
    IDK what $5 waste you are talking about. I am talking about the grading expense which is unnec. IMO.
    Slabs ruined the baseball card hobby.
  18. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Ah, I misunderstood you.

    I do think that getting it in a slab will have a positive return, though. It's funky-looking enough that, without a slab, a lot of people might doubt its authenticity.

    I'm not sure it would be worthwhile springing for PCGS or NGC.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2019
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  19. TylerH

    TylerH Well-Known Member

    So funny enough I tried this on other culls and it nuked them. Pulled nothing. So I think for this to work the date needs to be just barely rubbed off, and you have to leave it in the solution for a very specific time (enough to reveal date but not enough to damage coin badly)

    Pic of the atomic blast these culls got. CC6E9FC8-5067-43C8-8266-F3952287D3C3.jpeg
  20. TylerH

    TylerH Well-Known Member

    1923s was also sent to TPG a week ago. After grading and shipping I’ll be into it maybe 40$. Will put on eBay and see what happens. It’s basically all just a big experiment now. Haha
  21. TylerH

    TylerH Well-Known Member

    To answer this - you could wipe this date off with your thumb. I figured 22$ to protect it was worth it, especially since it’ll be going on eBay
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