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 Posted 10/09/2018  7:32 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CoinHobbyist to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was wondering if anyone had any advice on identifying this stain on a beautiful 1922 Peace dollar. It appears to me to be ink.

Would you still send the coin in to be graded? Would you try to clean with acetone first? Would you send to PCGS or NGC to have them clean it?






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 Posted 10/09/2018  7:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First, let's start with full pics of both sides of the coin.



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 Posted 10/09/2018  7:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Always show full pictures of both sides, even if you think it's not necessary.
Can't comment on whether you should send in to be graded without seeing them.
It is still fine to show closeup of area of concern.
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 Posted 10/09/2018  7:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To the Forum .

A closer and clear pic of the carbon spot*
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Gotchya! Fixed it!
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 Posted 10/10/2018  01:53 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would definitely start with acetone and go from there.
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 Posted 10/10/2018  03:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You could start with a long soak in distilled water, and if that doesn't dissolve it, try a soak in acetone. Hard to know what it will look like beneath that spot, but it's got to look better than that...
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 Posted 10/10/2018  05:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It would need to grade at least MS66 to justify all costs to have it TPGed. I don't think it will grade that high. Zurie's method is the way to go.
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From the images it looks like something is on the coin. Note the small spots next to it. At this point I would be hopeful it could be removed. The next question is did whatever it was damage the coin.
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 Posted 10/10/2018  08:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could very well be ink . I would give it a long soak in acetone . If that doesn't work put a little silver dip on a Q-tip and just dab that spot , might work . Either way I would not send it in for conservation if you can't fix it with those two methods .
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Thank you all so much!
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Acetone should work. If not, might be something that just will not come off. Good luck.
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As the others mentioned, try pure Acetone, not nail polish remover.
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I hope you let us know what worked or didn't.
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