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1936 Texas Centennial Half Dollar For Grading

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 Posted 04/13/2020  08:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Oops, I didn't realize it was posted in the wrong place, mods please move it please


I wouldn't really call it the wrong place, I just thought it may be a better fit to get the attention of a couple members that actively collect classic commemoratives.

I'm with sel in regards to the toning based on these images.
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 Posted 04/13/2020  10:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Riellyscions to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank y'all very much.
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 Posted 04/13/2020  10:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add HumblePie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think the coin will be a lot more attractive with a proper photo. The camera scope he is using is not good for coins this size. Anything over the size of a penny you will lose focus on more than half the coin. You could take a better photo putting this coin under a decent light source and using the camera on your cell phone. These coins can be VERY tricky to photograph.

With this coin being in your Family this long I would send it off to have it Graded/slabbed(with the potential value of the coin I would send it to PCGS) and keep it in the Family. In a slab you can show it off without worrying about fingerprints or any other damage that could happen, also you will always know what Grade it is and value.

The toning on the coin is more than likely what you are attributing as wear, I would assume.

Love the coin and thanks for sharing!
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 Posted 04/13/2020  11:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Question: When you took it out of the original cellophane wrapper, was there an oily film on the coin or wrapper?
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 Posted 04/13/2020  11:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Riellyscions to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No, but the cellophane is stained with a brown/gold color that is dry.
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 Posted 04/13/2020  12:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Okay, thanks. The general consensus here I'm sure would probably be just leave it alone.

That old cellophane is a petroleum product. I'm just wondering if a light acetone bath won't hurt before submitting it... Removing any slight grime, dirt or oil.
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 Posted 12/19/2020  12:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just stumbled upon this thread - too bad I didn't see it earlier! I see that Riellyscions still visits here, so maybe he'll stop by...


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What is the story behind the word trust being spelt with a V ?

Just a common stylistic device used by many artists of the time, though it dates to a much earlier time (Think Romans). It is rooted in the fact that the Latin alphabet did not have distinct/separate letters for the current "U" and "V."


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You don't see classic commemoratives in the original packaging at all these days.

I don't believe the packaging shown is original packaging of the Texas Centennial Committee. It appears to be something put together by a coin dealer. For most collectors, such packaging would add very little value to the coin. Verifiable original packaging from the Committee, however, would add a real premium!


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What is the golden color ?

The color you see appears to be a combination of toning and chemical transfer from its package. As you've stated that the coin has strong sentimental value, I would suggest having the coin conserved by a professional coin conservation service and then graded/encapsulated. This would stop further corrosion, maximize its visual appeal and protect it going forward.

Please post any other questions you may have.

Collecting history one coin or medal at a time! (c) commems. All rights reserved.
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