Problem Peace Dollar

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Sting 60, Jan 22, 2022.

  1. Sting 60

    Sting 60 Well-Known Member

    Good evening, have a peace dollar that has a spot that has white haze look to it on the reverse. Any thoughts of what it might be?

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  3. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    It looks to me like something corrosive got spilled on it, and etched it. :(
     
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  4. Sting 60

    Sting 60 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. :(
     
  5. Mr.MonkeySwag96

    Mr.MonkeySwag96 Well-Known Member

    Looks like the “milk spots” that are common on Peace dollars of this period
     
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Nothing I know of can fix that as it’s damaged from a spill of something.
     
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  7. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Sting 60, -jeffB and love old coins like this.
  8. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    Still a beautiful coin.
     
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  9. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I think the letter appearance is just because of the lighting and texture, but I'll bet that's exactly what happened. Now that you mention it, I've seen other silver coins where someone cluelessly did that, and yes, that's exactly what it looked like.
     
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  10. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

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  11. Sting 60

    Sting 60 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for everyone's helpful information. I have a nephew that still will be thrilled to receive it. Regards.
     
  12. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Thank you uncle Sting! :D
     
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  13. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    You can give it a little direct sunlight on a windowsill which will work on darkening it, some, but if you do that, be careful and keep checking it, at least every hour, as the effects are pretty much irreversible. Outside of that you're pretty much stuck with it the way it is. Any personally, FWIW, I think it's still a nice-looking coin.
     
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  14. Sting 60

    Sting 60 Well-Known Member

    The other nephew.
     
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  15. Sting 60

    Sting 60 Well-Known Member

    Thanks much.
     
  16. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Liked the post and the all the answers. I was late to the party, sorry!
     
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    Conder101 Numismatist

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