Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by USS656, Dec 8, 2019.
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Hi Tommy, can you repost which photo you are talking about specifically?
Near the top left of the pouch? I thought that was just another reflection like the one on the right...
The right does look like a reflection. The left looks like it has texture and depth. I really don't know for sure.
Thanks for the photo addition. That clears that part up for me.
From you - I was hoping for more insight into the spots. As usual, you are correct.
Milk spots on some of the Proofs ? Yeah, I've seen that more than a few times. But what I'm seeing on these doesn't look anything like milk spots. But since I'm seeing what appears to be some kind of machine damage on the coins from counting or packaging, particularly the '62 - that's about all I can think of that it can be from - it makes me wonder if some kind of contaminant got on the coins during the process.
I suspect that about the only way you're ever gonna find out what it actually is on the coins is to take samples and have them analyzed. Or send the coins to a lab and simply let them analyze it.
And I also thought the big spot looks like spilled paint.
I bet if V.Kurt were still here he might have some mad scientist
formula to get rid of those Super Milk spots.
Post acetone photos to see if there's a change.
But I am thinking this is going to require a stronger dip.
I agree Doug, the green Crystal's easily flake off the coin and makes me wonder what crystallizes like this that would be introduced during the minting/handling process. Thank you for your thoughts.
Useless answer: An alien gobbed on it.
Snarky, and equally useless, answer, with apologies to Bill Fivaz: I don't know, I wasn't there when it happened.
Less useless answer in light of the previous one: It could be anything, as the mint operation is not a clean room, and 56 years is a long time to give contaminants on the surface of a coin, or transferred from the plastic, a chance to do their work.
Related insightful advice: Never buy proof sets sight unseen.
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