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A Struck-thru Collectors Dream Or Nightmare ? ;)

 
 
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 Posted 05/16/2019  10:09 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add TaeKenDo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm wondering if there's still grease imbedded in this coin. And how can something as extensive as this happen?

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 Posted 05/16/2019  10:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add purelywasted to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like some kind of sticky residue on the coin, with fibers attached, hot water or acetone would probably clean it right off
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 Posted 05/16/2019  10:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hounddog Bill to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Impressive, are there any fibres protruding from the surface?
Looks like it may have been struck through some steel wool or something similar.

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 Posted 05/16/2019  11:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TaeKenDo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@purelywasted - I could clean it but that would take away all it`s personality right ? I once had a $2.00 S/R test note. Choice UNC but what gave it it`s charm & value was there were fingerprints on it with the ink used, as if someone was inspecting it with the fingertips tainted with inc. Maybe the ink wasn`t quite dry or something. I don`t know what they go for today but I sold it for $850.00 - I got lucky, paid only $4.00 for it.

@Hounddog Bill I don`t have it in hand but I will remove the 2 x 2 and inspect it and give and update on the fibre question. Might try to get some decent close-ups as well.
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 Posted Yesterday  10:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TaeKenDo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok, coin in hand... does have several fibres imbedded and several half-imbedded/half out. Not sure how they survived transport and a plastic flip without breaking off.
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 Posted Today  16H 59M ago  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EBrown to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe something stuck to the coin?
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 Posted Today  16H 59M ago  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add llewellin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yuck I'd go with an acetone bath
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 Posted Today  11H 6M ago  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TaeKenDo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@llewellin I touched the residue, it's feels like grease and smudges. I might do the acetone bath after all to at least get rid of the 'Yuck' :)
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 Posted Today  10H 24M ago  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@tkd, I'm interested in seeing a pic of the coin following its acetone bath. Sorry to be a little negative, but I don't see how this could possibly be a mint error.
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 Posted Today  9H 23M ago  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TaeKenDo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Spence - I'll post more pics after I locate my acetone and give it a dip. My question would be if it's gradable if it is indeed a mint error and would CCCS, NGC, PCGS grade it as such and what would be the attribution or description? Any ideas ?
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 Posted Today  8H 13M ago  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Look's like something with glue fell on a carpet or something similar , but even if at best this is a strike through with embedded wire, maybe worth 30 to 50 bucks if you can find a buyer
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 Posted Today  8H 5M ago  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TaeKenDo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well only paid $8 including shipping but likely wouldn't sell it simply because I have never seen a strike-thru this extensive or even a combo of grease & wire.
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 Posted Today  7H 56M ago  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TaeKenDo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@john100 I never thought of carpet fibres stuck on with something. You could be right, makes alot of sense. I'll keep you posted. I would be disappointed but got it with a few other coins with different errors, none of which are strike-throughs. If not, I'll have to keep a keener eye when I'm buying and chalk it up to learning.
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 Posted Today  7H 24M ago  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
An error coin has to have the initial wow factor for it to be worth big or reasonable bucks, this coin is nasty looking period, most strike through are almost worthless just due to small demand, unless it's a screw or washer, embedded into the coin then your looking at big bucks. Just keep on hunting, cool stuff appears sometimes at the smallest shows
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 Posted Today  7H 6M ago  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree these are almost surely stuck-on fibers. Let us know!
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 Posted Today  6H 36M ago  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TaeKenDo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok, found my acetone, actually a great little tool. A little embarrassed after all the hype, you guys are totally right, cleaned and not one lousy strike through but a very clean coin....lol But I see where I was duped by the photo illusion, I'll more careful in the future. Ho-Hum...

@john100 - Yeah my eyes are always peeled for error coins, I just need to borrow Your glasses.
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