with what Nick said. Also, I've scratched coins getting them in and out of a coin flip too. You'll still get a good grade on your coin but, maybe not as good as it would have been. That's still a very nice Benny!
White cotton gloves and always hold your coins by the rim. Also, never ever rub the coins. Personally, I would keep Proofs in rounds and not 2 x 2's. Yes, you had a "lesson learned". Don't feel too bad...we've all had challenges along the way. We know your pain!
Are you sure those marks are on the coin and not on the 2x2 cover?
The reverse should win this one over with NGC plus the date and Mint. The obverse might not make PL although it has a very nice strike and not much wear at all. However, the first thing that I saw were the scratches/chatter on the obverse. I'm at around MS-64.
I was thinking mid-MS until you said that it is currently graded as an AU-58. I'm thinking that there's something that we're all not seeing. It's a beautiful coin for sure! I'm stuck with a low MS regardless of the previous grade. Am curious!
Hello everyone. I probably won't be responding or re-photographing my Ike on this post. I've been out-of-service for a few days and still don't have my legs under me. I've been in the hospital with Bacterial Pneumonia since last Thursday morning.
I don't have my password for CCF on my tablet so I just lurked. I've seen that you all have been busy as usual! Good job!
Sorry that I won't be responding to the IKE posts but, yall have some pretty one's!!!
Not a good photo at all. There isn't a mark or scratch on my 1972 S Proof, Ike Dollar. Scratch, fingerprint, etc. are on the 2x2. I've had this coin for quite some time. Maybe I should send it to a TPG. Enjoy!
Quote: The blanks are heated and cooled (a process called annealing) to stop the silver becoming too brittle. But the fatal process happens before annealing when it's being cleaned and degreased with solvents. Sometimes not all of the solvents are removed before the blank's heated, sneakily imprinting imperfections into the silver. The newly minted coin may look perfect, but the leftover solvent goes undetected and, as time passes, starts to show.