Help grading Liberty Head

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by GH#75, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    I got this along with a nearly full book of liberty heads for Christmas from a family member. Unknown to him, the collection is worth well over what he paid. This is one of the gems from the coin book, and it is in great condition. I would like to know 1. The grade and 2. Whether or not I should soak it in MS 70 to get rid of all those dark blobs covering the coin.
    Also, here’s to coin book that I got. It was only $30! (Also got a nice key date; 1894) 7215F0A7-E5A4-46A6-A895-36203B4EC9AF.jpeg 4795E275-5783-4916-87B1-E4CFDAA845F3.jpeg C08B1144-E402-4DB3-BACF-372C3F6D4FB0.jpeg 31FD21F0-E227-49BB-BFF6-B17C999309A1.jpeg
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  3. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    The coin is damaged beyond the point of trying to help it. I would just leave it as is.
  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    If you soak in anything try acetone first but that coin is pretty damaged.
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  5. Woodman60

    Woodman60 Mercury Dimes Franklin Halves

    I would leave the coins as they are
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  6. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Yeah, those aren't just dark spots on the 1898, they're pits. There's no rescuing that coin.

    Having said that, it does show the design's details nicely. I'm often happier with a coin in that condition rather than yet another heavily-worn "problem free" example.
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  7. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Really sorry, but 1) nickel is hard to clean and 2) that particular coin is pitted and cleaning it would just make it worse...been there/done that
  8. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    icon_smile_agree.gif with the above.

    Put that 98 back in the dansco and start filling those empty hole. Look for coins with a similar condition and consistency of what you already have there. You're 3/4 to a complete set! A complete set in this circulated condition would be cool!

    I'm a complete set kinds guy!!;)

    Post them here as well...
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