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Purchased A 1921 Walking Liberty, What Causes These Streaks?

 
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 Posted 04/18/2021  8:43 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add StringBeanJeans to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I just purchased the coin in the pictures (1921 Walking Liberty). I was just curious what causes the streaks on the reverse? I have other silver coins with this on them (mostly older ones, like Barber halves)

Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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Don't know the explanation but I have seen similar marks on other heavily-worn Walkers. Maybe long storage in some brand of commercial album could cause this.
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 Posted 04/18/2021  10:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Older coin folders, Whitman as an example, that only show one side of a coin. The paper backing may have become damp enough to create slight rippling, which looks to be the cause where it touched the coin.
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Can I ask what grade you bought the coin at ?
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Can I ask what grade you bought the coin at ?


I bought it thinking it was around a G04. What do you think?

Here is another example of one of my Barber halves....


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 Posted 04/19/2021  10:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JohnH4444 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thinking around G6-VG8. Nice pickup!
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 Posted 04/19/2021  10:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Decent shot at G-06 in my book.
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I'm thinking around G6-VG8. Nice pickup!



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Decent shot at G-06 in my book.



A 6-8 really!?! Thanks for the replies!

If I sent it to a TPG, do you think it would get Details? I think its too beat up.
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I've seen similar coins with straight grades, as long as it ain't cleaned, you got a 80% chance it's not details .
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JohnH4444, the dark vertical streaks on the reverse are not from cleaning, correct?
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I'm thinking around G6-VG8. Nice pickup!

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I was surprised also. I was thinking G4 when I bought it, I guess it could be a G6. I mean, I wouldn't argue if it came back a VG8, but I think that's being hopeful.
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the dark vertical streaks on the reverse are not from cleaning, correct?


The dark vertical streaks are not from cleaning. The streaks are from toning and the streaks are where the coin made contact with material containing sulfur. The coin has most likely been stored in something like a jewelry box with cloth ribs to house rings, or came in contact with cardboard ribs maybe in an old coin album.
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