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Can A Crustied Buf Clean Up To An MS Specimen? (1913 Nickel)

 
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 Posted 01/18/2022  7:00 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add mdpmedia to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I need a grade on this; it appears very nice under all that junk. The eyeball and horn really stand out.

Plus I don't know if graders would take away or detail a grade for crud that possibly appears not to have etched into the patina.

I'll post this in the cleaning forum too but first wanted get reactions on what would be the best course of action considering time spent, value & ROI.

If there are similar looking nickel coins' before and after-cleaning shots, please post a link.


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 Posted 01/18/2022  7:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks to be EF details (severe environmental damage). Perhaps buried at one point. Cannot be restored.
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 Posted 01/18/2022  7:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unfortunately, your coin is quite damaged--the coin's metal surfaces have been altered by the harsh environment it's been subjected to. My opinion, based on the photos I'm seeing.
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 Posted 01/18/2022  8:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've seen many Buffalo nickels that look exactly like that . As mentioned above probably came from the ground .These can not be cleaned in any way no matter what you try .

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 Posted 01/18/2022  8:36 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
TPG's won't detail a coin if crud was removed that never affected the coin's surface. Light PVC on the coin's surface can be removed safely, without leaving any strange look that would detail the coin. But this coin exhibits heavy corrosion. When it is removed, the surface of the coin will look like moon craters.
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 Posted 01/18/2022  8:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This coin cannot be restored. Value is little. Can we move on?
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 Posted 01/18/2022  8:48 pm  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
. DOA
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 Posted 01/18/2022  10:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fenton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spender. I wouldn't waste much time with it.
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 Posted 01/18/2022  11:37 pm  Show Profile   Check pristine2's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add pristine2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Of course you CAN clean it with a variety of chemicals that would not react with the nickel but would dislodge much of the crud and some of the oxidants, but you would still have an obviously damaged coin riddled with porosity that may look even worse.

If you want to restore it you would have to smooth it mechanically. This requires specialist equipment and machinist skills. You'll lose some detail, but the result may actually look quite nice. Only the best at it could leave it looking genuine, and even that won't fool a TPG. It's an option for very badly damaged tough-date coins that are extremely difficult to source.
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 Posted 01/19/2022  05:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would bother too much with this coin, best left well alone.
Better to go looking for a near equivalent coin.
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 Posted 01/19/2022  11:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Safaga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A good date for this coin, but unfortunately permanently damaged.
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 Posted 01/19/2022  7:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add realeswatcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Considering the coin shown... was this actually a serious question?!
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 Posted 01/19/2022  8:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mdpmedia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
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It is a serious question intended to determine if this type of residue might have a remedy similar in nature to how VerdiCare conserves coins having verdigris.
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