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1948 Silver Dollar What Should I Do?

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 Posted 03/11/2016  10:30 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add tamarin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I recently bought a collection of UNC silver dollars. Some have a light film in some areas of the coins. You can see it on the reverse of this 1948 at the bottom. I know it will come off as I swabbed - gently, using water and a soft cloth on a similary affected 1950 coin just to see if it could be done. It took 5 to seven one way motion swabs to do it. I'd like to send the 1948 to ICCS. Should I swab it before it's sent? Will they detect that I've done that and mark it cleaned? I'd love to swab this coin but I'm afraid I'll damage its value. Your thoughts?



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 Posted 03/11/2016  10:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Let soak in pure acetone for five minutes.
Rinse with clean acetone.
Do not wipe, rub or scrub.
Be careful and use only in a well ventilated area.
"Dipping" is not considered cleaning...
-from PCGS website
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 Posted 03/11/2016  10:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
. Can't get better advice than that.
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 Posted 03/11/2016  11:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tamarin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the information! Will the treatment then get me to ICCS without a cleaning comment coming back on the flip?
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 Posted 03/11/2016  11:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes.
Acetone will not harm the coin.
Wiping rubbing or scrubbing can leave fine marks on the coin, inviting a negative comment.
Use the purest acetone you can get your hands on, do not use nail polish remover under any circumstances.
"Dipping" is not considered cleaning...
-from PCGS website
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 Posted 03/11/2016  12:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tamarin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
DBM, thanks again! I am going to try it! I do want to send it off but as it is the discolouration is a turn-off. Enjoy your weekend!
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 Posted 03/11/2016  4:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SHAFTA9a to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
DBM has give you excellent advice, follow it.!!
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 Posted 03/11/2016  7:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add doubleeagle59 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wouldn't touch it.

Furthermore, NEVER wipe a coin.

ICCS doesn't penalize you on this coin's appearance, that's why I say not to touch it.

If going to PCGS then I would follow DBM's acetone bath advice.
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 Posted 03/11/2016  11:20 pm  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That whitish or yellowish scummy appearance happens a lot on coinage of the 1940 and 1950s and does not really come off that easy if at all. I agree with DE don't touch it ,you cannot in all likelihood help this coin.
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 Posted 03/16/2016  10:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add paxbrit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't see the value added by having the coin graded and slabbed. It's clearly an UNC, with the finish issue seen. What is it's value now and what it it's value once slabbed? Is the unrealized gain worth the real expense?
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 Posted 03/16/2016  10:54 pm  Show Profile   Check thedollarman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add thedollarman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
if the acetone doesn't make it come off, perhaps send it to NGC or PCGS for professional conservation.
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 Posted 03/16/2016  11:37 pm  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not worth it to send in , cost at least a hundred plus US . If I owned that 48 I would blow it off and find a problem free example.
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 Posted 03/18/2016  3:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SHAFTA9a to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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If I owned that 48 I would blow it off and find a problem free example.


Gee, Jack, everyone hasn't got tons of money like you..
I'm sure it's a nice enough example for us poor folk.
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 Posted 03/18/2016  5:30 pm  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Shafts , that's a good one! Heck I am broke living on my large inventory and getting my meagrely pensions monthly . !!
To clarify though , it would probably be a wash as to sending that coin to NCS for conservation or paying for a slight upgrade.
A lot of times a collector can work with a select few dealers and upgrade quite reasonably over time. Remember key dates in any grade will always find some sort of a market.
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 Posted 03/18/2016  6:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tamarin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've tried the acetone. Didn't touch it. A local guy says a silver dip would take it off. He's done that before he says and had dollars easily pass at ICCS. But I think I'm at the end of the road here and will just send it in as is to see what they grade it as. But thanks for all your suggestions!
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 Posted 03/18/2016  11:32 pm  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tamarin the dealer is telling you a story full of horse feathers. The reason this white milky stuff does not come off is because it is on the blank (improperly prepared before striking) itself. Almost the same as US Peace dollars of the 1920s and modern Maple Leafs of some years.
There is Nothing that will make your coin better. It is indeed a serious issue and very common on silver coins of the 1940s and 1950s.
I have a 1945 half otherwise Gem ( ICCS graded MS65 3 letter) that you couldn't give away it is so ugly .
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