Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by rooman9, Jun 21, 2015.
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An unc is an unc
Generally you can't see them when they happen.
BUT once they become evident give the coin an acetone bath ASAP.
@cpm9ball said. A fingerprint can be a huge negative eye appeal factor and can lower the grade by up to half a point if it's large and already set. If the print is light and restricted to the very edges of the coin, it won't detract much by itself, but I'd definitely conserve such a coin with an acetone bath.
Have you ever seen an Unc that became an Aunt?
I wonder if deodorant would do any good?
Only on reality TV.........
My point is to say that if it doesn't preclude a coin from 65, it's not the end of the world.
Yeah, but without the fingerprint, would it have been a 65+ or 66? Who knows? BTW, was this coin in your personal collection or your dealer inventory?
I've considered coins with what looked like light, partial fingerprints near the edges, but I've never bought one. I'm also very careful to only handle coins with freshly washed hands, to minimize the possibility of creating one.
The coin below has this area , old fingerprint :
mint set toner and the NGC grade is MS64 it could 65 without the print.
I like it as a 64 and even don't mind the print it has a cool look I like.
FBL and decent color though that is subjective of course.
This is definitely the type of coin I'd consider, even with the fingerprint.
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