The Worst Coin Ever Given A MS 65 Grade?

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by Chris Winkler, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. Chris Winkler

    Chris Winkler Active Member

    Has anyone seen a worse coin given a MS 65? Lately, so many MS 64-65-66 are ugly, hideous coins. Please post your hideous coins here...

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  3. jwitten

    jwitten Well-Known Member

    Probably just a terrible picture. I bet if you rotate that coin under a light it pops.
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  4. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    IDK. I could see this being slabbed when it looked nicer, and either environment of some substance someone put on it and not recognized when slabbed has turned. Kid of like the putty gold coins PCGS issued lawsuits over the submitters on a few years ago. They looked good when PCGS saw them, but the putty became evident later and gave PCGS a black eye.
  5. Chris Winkler

    Chris Winkler Active Member

    Like a zit???
  6. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Silver tones in the no-line NGC slabs. Sometimes beautifully, this one went bad.
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  7. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    "Silver tones in all slabs". Fixed it for you. ;)
  8. Chris Winkler

    Chris Winkler Active Member

    What do you do to stop it? Are the white Intercept boxes a good option?
  9. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I suggest storing your coins, even slabs, in the presence of "sacrificial silver", as well as stored in low humidity, no sulfur environment. Get fresh silver and throw in there every once in a while. Look at the loose silver to give you an idea of how good your environment is. Intercepts can be good, but they become used up. Best to concentrate on your environment and use pieces of fresh silver as your canary in the coal mine.

    Dirty secret with toned coins is once they are toned they are subject to toning more. A pretty toned coin can quickly turn ugly if stored improperly. Toning is not a stable attribute like date, mintmark, and grade is if you are not careful.
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  10. Chris Winkler

    Chris Winkler Active Member

    I love it, sacrificial silver!!! Great idea.
  11. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    I won't disagree, but the paper label is less isolated in these slabs. Hence, a stronger and quicker reaction often does occur in my observation.
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  12. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    I would think you want the sacrificial anode to be something more reactive than what you are trying to protect. So fresh copper or even scratched zincolns to expose the zinc would be better than just another piece of silver, no?
  13. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    It may have been dipped before it was slabbed and not properly rinsed. Overtime the residue has killed the coin. It didn't look that bad when it went into the slab. I can tell you that for sure.

    The worst case I ever saw were some Proof Indian cents that were slabbed. The butcher who cleaned them seemed to leave all the chemical on them. The coins literally dissolved in the holders.
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  14. Chris Winkler

    Chris Winkler Active Member

    There are a lot of idiots on eBay cleaning coins, and this one cleans indian cents;
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  16. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    or is it this one?

  17. offa the saxon

    offa the saxon Well-Known Member

    Looks like plastic rash
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