Yes, there it is! A 1922-p with both spikes and collar. Seems to be a lot of that Collar Clash in photo too.http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compu
...a 12 o'clock, 4 to 8?
Hiding in plain sight... Thanks again @pup_picker
. I looked at that link 10 times and never clicked forward to see that reverse picture... its my 'I already know so much attitude' rearing its ugly head... Prevents me from seeing that whole coin.
I wouldn't send anything to Leroy without VSS taking a look first. It just seems like the right thing to do.
The acetone is working on gunk.... It seems to slowly reduce the gunks surface to powdery residue you can brush away after an overnight soak and an air-dry. If you leave the powdery residue on the coins surface in solution the reaction seems to slow down or even stop. I have been repeating this cycle and removing a dust layer at a time. This method seems very gentle on the all already exposed silver surfaces; Time will tell.
It kind of looks like you could almost pick chunks of the stuff off with 'the perfect' tool but you may risk coin damage... if you didn't know what your doing. (I don't) I tried a different very thin made hardwood reed thing as a pry bar, and removed a few chunks. The 'thorns' seemed to fat at the tips. If you sanded them thinner they lost their strength and became too wimpy. Then, they would skate over the hardened surface, not catching that 'edge'. The gunk is a hardened, stiff, plastic-like residue. I would not say it is paint-like. I am pretending this is a MS coin, for some practice. I took a series of photos of this attempt at making this sad coin presentable for Leroy.
An honor. I do not have much faith it will be sent. Not a good enough sample.
Here are a few more new photos of Obv. for record and because I enjoy learning to take photos: Another members post I followed here.
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The area around the engravers mark and above date is not my work.
It looks like someone's attempt at gunk removal from the past.. As the gunk recedes and more coin is exposed the enlarging spaces seem similar to a cracked die progression series of photos I have seen here.
I do not have any coinbooks or their supplements in my possession. This is not a good thing. The "Big Book" has been recommended to me. I am in the dark without it. Speaking of dark... The good folks here have figured out I know little about Morgan scribbles and now I am here on the Dark Side where there aren't any scribbles, I don't think there are... Anyway.
.....I am just kidding about this; but not that book. My only input, so far, has been Vamworld, it's good folks and were they send me seeking knowledge and oh ya, my Wife. Great Fun!
That scribble supplement/information would be a good study. I enjoy those Morgans.