Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by MIGuy, Jan 26, 2023.
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What's the current PCGS grade? [Edit- oh, sorry- I overlooked the "GTG" aspect and went straight to the pics. Never mind.] Is conservation and reslabbing at NGC, with all the expenses thereby incurred, going to be worth it to you?
Me, I'd sell the coin and move on. Buy another with more eye appeal. But then again, if you're not into it for too much money, and the conservation/resubmission makes financial sense, then why not? Could be worth a shot. Turn a pig back into a princess, maybe.
(Not that it's a full-on pig. Sure, it has slightly negative eye appeal, but I've seen worse mottled toning than that.)
These were my thoughts as well. A lot of coins have black “flakes” of toning. I would expect a bad dip to look different than that.
I'm not sure if this is something that can be conserved or is worth the fees.
I am inclined to agree about the moisture. It is common for black speckling to form on a silver coin, it is not common for it to form on the plastic insert that holds the coin. My guess is that the coin was graded MS63 and was mostly white when it was graded.
These are seller's pics (the coin is in the mail) and it appears it was taken on a mottled black and white background, which detracts further from the appearance in my opinion. I may be wrong, the case itself may have the same spotting and then I would agree with those guessing there was some water / humidity exposure after encapsulation and the slab was compromised. I will post photos in hand as soon as I have it.
I’m seeing a speckled granite countertop under the clear slab insert. The slab looks fine to me.
Interesting, I don't really know much about how that looks I guess - I thought overdipping typically led to a washed out dull look. Is it typical for a bad dip to result in dark spotting? I wonder why that would be?
Nice coin Miguy.
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