Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Eduard, Mar 14, 2020.
Telltale sign of MS70 treatment?
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It looks to me like it is already an AU coin at best, and conservation is not going to improve the grade. ~ Chris
Die Break through STAT on the 1799. The gold Charlotte Mint coin looks like one I sold several years ago when I thought Gold wouldn't go higher than $1100/oz and began converting gold and silver into copper.
I loved the closed mints like Dahlonega, Charlotte, New Orleans and Carson City.
I think it depends on the $$$ spent, the cost to get a "good" coin, and the time frames involved.
If you are talking about spending $500 on a problem coin...and a good one costs $2,500.....and you could have gotten the good one in 6-12 months, agreed, bad decision.
But if it would have taken you 3 years to get the $2,500.....then I'm not so sure.
I see lots of overpriced problem coins on eBay priced as problem free coins with perhaps a 10% discount when the appropriate discount is 75% to 90%. That's what happens when you don't understand the values in a price guide.
Thanks Chris. I will heed your advice.
Ehhhh, that usually happens almost immediately, not days, weeks, and certainly not months later.
The coin turning blue may very well have been the result of natural toning. Or not. But I'd bet money it wasn't MS70.
But that rate of toning on a full red IHC wouldn't happen in a couple months. I wonder what was used to clean it in the first place.
Yeah, that's what a lot of folks think - but it isn't true. Toning occurs within a couple months pretty dang often.
edit - I've seen toning occur on ASEs in a couple of weeks.
This is actually a very good example of a S-30. More than half of these would be worse and the problem free are extremely scarce.
The high heels? well, we'd have to see.
AU at best, no way an Unc
I prefer to call the "Yea,,,But" coins. You know them when you see them. "That's a great coin......but. I purchased a yea but Barber quarter years ago. The only solution was not to bury it so I wouldn't see it again, I took a loss but I sold it cheap just to get it out of my site. Best thing I ever did, a great move and I learned a very big lesson. There are exceptions of course, it was the best thing for me and I never regretted it.
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