Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by LA_Geezer, Jul 12, 2019.
No need to show the reverse, it looks just as bad as this.
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Edited to say, after looking at the zoomed in pic - definitely whizzed
Tell me about whizzing, please.
What he said !
If the fellows above say this ones not a whiz job, I have to believe them. But certainly the coin in question has been cleaned harshly.
Whizzing creates a very shiny finish, but no natural luster. This coin looks harshly cleaned, and in my opinion, mechanically buffed and polished. Kind of like shining a pair of shoes—the finish has sheen, but does not look like new luster.
Thanks. As I mentioned earlier, I have several that have this appearance, but as I searched for other examples, I actually found only one Peace Dollar, a 1922, that has this same grossly polished appearance. Most of my other Peace Dollars are just worn from use in circulation. I bought them at bargain prices decades ago, as was the Morgan above. A few of those have been cleaned, too, so I have some replacing to do. I have just begun collecting the Morgans in earnest, and have decided to take the tortoise's approach, showing a lot more deliberation and spending more for each one I buy. I still prefer raw to slabbed coins despite several admonishments here, and have averaged a little over $100 each for the five I have bought since the beginning of the year. I may choose to opt for certified, slabbed Morgans on the ones that are not so common.
No, thank YOU!
Wrong thread. My bad. I have no idea how I managed it. But here we are. And here I am still gumming up your feeds while I stumble around here. Dont mind me. I mean well.
You're doing just find girl!
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