How did this happen?

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How did this happen?

Post by rogerg » Sat May 28, 2022 4:19 pm

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This sold at a famous auction house eight years ago. Nice clean looking coin, now it is up at another house and it is tarnished. I don't say toned. I have long suspected that holders could "leak". That would mean that all those colorful coins people are paying premiums for will one day be BLACK.
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Re: How did this happen?

Post by messydesk » Sat May 28, 2022 6:13 pm

Slabs are not impervious to gasses. This one may have spent some time in a hostile environment, maybe intentionally, maybe not.
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Re: How did this happen?

Post by RogerB » Sat May 28, 2022 8:20 pm

Kentucky coal mine?

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Re: How did this happen?

Post by blh74 » Sat May 28, 2022 10:40 pm

Is that from a poor rinse from a dip?

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Re: How did this happen?

Post by messydesk » Sun May 29, 2022 12:07 am

Those are usually splotchier than this. It also looks like the basket prong at the top protected the coin from toning there.
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Re: How did this happen?

Post by blh74 » Mon May 30, 2022 11:38 pm

messydesk wrote:
Sun May 29, 2022 12:07 am
Those are usually splotchier than this. It also looks like the basket prong at the top protected the coin from toning there.
I see the unaffected area now.

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Re: How did this happen?

Post by Andy Hansen » Tue May 31, 2022 3:50 pm

Those older holders used "rivets" which, I don't believe are as tight as the newer holders.

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Re: How did this happen?

Post by Longstrider » Tue May 31, 2022 4:49 pm

May be the work of a Coin Doctor.🐍

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Re: How did this happen?

Post by fogie » Tue May 31, 2022 8:31 pm

Oxygen + silver..

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Re: How did this happen?

Post by Vam-mysterio » Tue May 31, 2022 9:54 pm

I actually like it better ,
Such of a high grade coin,
With that toning
Though is not original
But artificial ,
All white just looks plain to me

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