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Imperfections On Coins, Which Is More Tolerable?

 
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 Posted 06/24/2022  09:52 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add bzookaj to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have two burnished ASEs with very minor imperfections. One has an ever so slight nick right next to the rim, to the left of the first 'A' in America. It's not really apparent until you look closer. The other has a slightly smaller spot that looks like a strike through (it looks raised through a loupe), right in the middle of the field left of the eagle. More obvious to the eye because of placement, but it basically looks like a speck of dust.

I'm not really so upset by them that I immediately feel the need to replace (I also have a third that is fine).

So taking opinions:
Which of these two would bother you more if you had them, a minor nick at the rim or a speck of a strike through in the field? In other words, if you had both, but (for some hypothetical reason) could only return one, which would it be?
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 Posted 06/24/2022  09:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How about some pics?
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 Posted 06/24/2022  10:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add southsav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Based on your description, the speck in the field.
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 Posted 06/24/2022  10:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe the spot IS a speck of dust. A strike through would not be raised.
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 Posted 06/24/2022  10:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It would really help .

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 Posted 06/27/2022  4:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bzookaj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
A strike through would not be raised.

Thank you for the correction. It doesn't seem like dust, but it looks raised material through a loupe. Or maybe it's a very very minor nick that's really hard to look at from the right angle.

For those asking, the pics:


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 Posted 06/27/2022  9:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the pictures, I no longer visualize a disaster. I see what you are referencing, but hard to tell from so far away - a close-up of both can help too.
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 Posted 06/27/2022  9:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PlumCrazy814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If I had to pick from the pictures, I would prefer the second one.
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