Mark on 2016 gold commemorative

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  1. daniel a DiBiasio

    daniel a DiBiasio Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know what this mark is and if it affects the value? 20210918_100222.jpg
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  3. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    It looks red in the photo but is it red or black?

    It might be a piece of cloth or some other loose debris or maybe even a dab of ink. Have you determined that it is actually a mark on the coin itself?
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  4. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Copper spot?
  5. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    It's hard to tell what it is based on the photo alone.

    But unfortunately any kind of blemish or imperfection does indeed impact the value of any coin. :(

    However some coins are less affected than others. People tend to be more forgiving with ancients than moderns.
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  6. daniel a DiBiasio

    daniel a DiBiasio Well-Known Member

    its a red spot.i thought maybe it was toning.Its sealed in the holder so i'm wondering how this happened.
  7. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    For reasons that I can’t understand, these red spots show up on modern U.S. gold coins, the pieces that are supposed to be .999 pure. It must have something to do with the cleaning agents the mint uses, but it is very annoying. Yes it does make the coin harder to sell and less valuable.
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  8. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    I don't send any of my coins to a TPG, so I haven't had a reaction from them. I keep all of my gold coins in the original Mint packaging. I think I am going to look at them to see if I have anything like that on them. I also have the 3 commemorative gold coins and would not like it if there is a spot on them.
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  9. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Take it to a trusted local dealer. You could also ask the seller or worst-case scenario, crack it open, but that's not a good idea at all. Good luck.
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  10. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    I believe cooper spot. I had a red spot on a Chinese Panda and my LCD dipped it and it graded MS 65.
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