Opinons on 1923 S SLQ

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Mountain Man, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    I posted this coin last year(?) and have just now gotten around to letting it soak in acetone for 4 days. I think it improved the coin, what do you think?

    Before
    1923S Standing Liberty Quarter, Obverse.jpg
    1923S Standing Liberty Quarter, reverse.jpg

    After
    Photo on 11-19-19 at 4.10 PM #2.jpg
    Photo on 11-19-19 at 4.11 PM #2.jpg
     
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  3. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    4 days?....okay. Yes, I guess it does look better. icon_smile_thumbsup.gif
     
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Definitely looks better than it did.
     
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  5. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    This specimen has PVC damage. The acetone soak did some good but the pic effected areas are showing thought. And that's a shame as I see a nice Au coin with great details.
     
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  6. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    Looks nicer but definitely worth less. (By how much I wouldn't know).
     
  7. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    For my education, can you please describe what you are seeing that indicates PVC damage?
     
  8. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Worth less? A acetone dip without rubbing the coin is an acceptable way to remove surface grime, how would it be worth less afterwards?
     
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  9. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    PVC can look like a green crust, it can also start like a film that forms on the coin surface. Your soak did some good but the damage is done as I can see on the coin that was soaked the same area that pvc effected. 20191122_161148.jpg 1923S Standing Liberty Quarter, reverse.jpg
     
  10. Derek2200

    Derek2200 Active Member

    Perhaps improvement - looks circ to me. Remain spots no help - C coin.

    start it at xf bid on the bay? If does not sell relist at 9.95 opening bid.
     
  11. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Got a lot of major mung off. Looks better though not pretty In either. You’re better off having done it you’re still looking at a real money coin
     
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  12. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

     
  13. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    You seem to be confusing "dipping" (treating with acid thiourea, which can attack the metal of the coin if it's done for too long) with acetone soaking (which can't attack the metal of the coin, period -- barring some disagreements over copper coins).

    Acetone soaking or rinsing is NOT improper cleaning, and does not damage a silver coin's surfaces. The only way it could leave a coin "worth less" is if it reveals underlying damage that was formerly concealed.
     
  14. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the information. I'm always willing to learn by being corrected. :)
     
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  15. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Just be sure to keep reading, because I'm not always right!
     
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  16. Publius2

    Publius2 Member

    Much better after the acetone soak. If that was PVC residue, you could hardly do any further damage by using the acetone. Have you considered sending it in to one of the conservation services?
     
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  17. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Yeah I've given that thought I just haven't acted on it.
     
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