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Moroccan 10 Dirham Surface Question

 
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 Posted 09/21/2021  3:49 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add johnny676767 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Helllo,

Do you have any idea what's going on with these surfaces? Coin is straight graded by PCGS at AU50. The surfaces appear almost like a reverse proof or frosted somehow. Under a 10x loupe, coin shows no etching, granular features, or other environmental damage. Is this an issue with the dies? I appreciate any feedback.






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 Posted 09/21/2021  6:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Seems more like a nice XF45 to me than a (banged up) AU50
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 Posted 09/22/2021  10:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It could just be the lighting used to take your images, but my eyes don't see the reverse proof surfaces you reference.


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 Posted 09/22/2021  7:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First, it's a beautiful coin! I love the geometric motifs, Arabic script (even though I can't read a word of it!) and other details on those larger Morocco types.

Could it just be that the dies weren't highly polished for some reason?
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