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 Posted 02/13/2012  7:52 pm Show Profile Check oih82w8's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add oih82w8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I was going through my coins over the weekend, and my 1911 Liberty nickel kinda jumped out at me; the reverse of the slab is scratched up. The front is still nice, but the back bugs me, right in the center. Does anyone know if these can be removed safely? Headlight restorer, polishing compound, etc...



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 Posted 02/13/2012  8:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add yankee1227 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If its ANACS I know they do re-slabbing if it comes to that.
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 Posted 02/13/2012  8:10 pm  Show Profile Check oih82w8's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add oih82w8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I thought about reslabbing, but it's a PCGS, and I am not joining their "club" to have it put in a fresh slab.
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 Posted 02/13/2012  8:22 pm  Show Profile Check specksynder's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add specksynder to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have heard that some waxes work... anyone heard more specific?
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 Posted 02/13/2012  8:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I hear you! What are the dues up to --- $250?

Here's a thought -- write to them and ask if they have any recommendations -- they just might.

I don't know about those headlight restoring compounds -- they make them for eyeglasses too -- might try that first.

Otherwise -- search the web for a plastics retoration site -- there just might be one.
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 Posted 02/13/2012  9:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add D0ubl3Eagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have used novus #2 to remove some of the fine scratches. It doesn't remove all the scratches but the slabs do show some improvement after using it.
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 Posted 02/14/2012  12:41 pm  Show Profile Check SsuperDdave's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


$8.75 at Amazon, if you're adding up purchases for free shipping anyway.

http://www.amazon.com/NOVUS-7136-Pl...p/B002UD0GIG
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 Posted 02/14/2012  1:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CaptainFwiffo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've used some of that headlight polish stuff. On one slab (NGC) it had very little effect and I was disappointed. Last night I tried it again right before photographing my new 1921 Merc (PCGS slab) and it worked amazingly. There had been a big scratch and scuffed area on the reverse concealing the entire lower half of the fasces, but it's virtually gone now. So I guess I'd say YMMV.
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