I've had this 1909 IHC in my little coin collection since I was a kid in 1970. How would you grade this one? (I know I need to improve my photos.) The reverse seems to show wear on the high points or could this be corrosion from the 1950 Wayte Raymond coin folder/album? (This antique folder has only obverse view with an acetate cover. So the reverse is against the paper.) I wanted to show that the reverse still has a lot of mint state luster in the fields.
This coin is so shiny except for the "rubbed" surfaces on the reverse. Is it possible the coin has a coating of varnish or coating of some kind? The reason I ask is because there is a fleck of the same type of "rub" on the reverse in the area above "O" in "ONE" and also in the area next to the rim on the left and upper left I see what appears as if tiny fibers are caught in a coating? Should I try soaking this coin in acetone to see what happens?