Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Pickin and Grinin, Dec 5, 2023.
I know it's a bit rough. Just found it going thru some flips that I had put away.
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JMO, but I think I would try anything to clean it up because a cleaned specimen could not be worth any less than the butt ugly state that it's in now (based on the pic I see). If it were mine (now I'm going to be looking for one) I wouldn't be planning to flip it, but to make it into something more aesthetically pleasing.
Nice pick up!
The Obverse has an image of a walking elephant wearing shoes. The legend reads: STRAIGHT'S ELEPHANTINE SHOE STORE/ 398 BROADWAY/ 1863.
The Reverse legend reads: REDEEMED AT MY SHOE STORE/ 398 BROADWAY ALBANY N.Y.
It’s a very nice piece.
Steve Hayden just auctioned a PCGS graded MS-64 R&B for $515, but don’t get your hopes up for anything remotely close to that because of the environmental issues.
Thanks for the responses.
I don't plan on flipping it. I just want something that I can throw into the coin cabinet, and get a skin.
I have been lucky so far. The coins are fairly stable in the cabinet and toning is minimal if any. Fingers crossed.
And you are right verdi care won't hurt it.
@BadThad is lurking, he may be able to suggest a conservation method.
That would be awesome. The thought of massaging the product into the coin, I couldn't do with out a good scope. Just seems out of my ability until then. Gonna hold this project for another day.
And the corrosion isn't so black in had has a red brown tint to it in hand.
I would not use VC on it, it will probably alter/remove that color toning and barely dent the near-terminal toning. Sometimes it's just best to leave things as they are.
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