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OH My God. 1921 5 Cent Silver. Is It Real?

 
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 Posted 09/22/2022  8:39 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Skeletonwizard8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello guys. I was going through some of my Canadian 5 cents, these ones came out of a very old album and all have this weird blue toning. I freaked out when I saw this. It looks XF-AU but with toning hiding a lot of the details. Sigma tested silver, weighs true. Need your opinion.



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 Posted 09/22/2022  9:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd give it an acetone bath.
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 Posted 09/22/2022  11:40 pm  Show Profile   Check 1960NYGiants's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1960NYGiants to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks good to me. It should be sent to a 3rd party grader (PCGS, ICCS, NGC) for authentication. An acetone bath and water rinse then dab dry (DO NOT RUB) should remove the gunk. Or when you send it for authentication you could have them conserve it. Good luck.
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 Posted 09/22/2022  11:56 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great find! In this case, I would recommend using a TPG conservation service along with authentication/grading.
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 Posted 09/23/2022  01:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Skeletonwizard8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks guys. I'm consigning to great collections and I will have them do conservation for me.
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 Posted 09/23/2022  03:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe it IS one of the approximately 100 known.
If this the case, then this one is probably 'known' as well, and should have some sort of provenance, which is well worth following up.

If no provenance, it needs to be authenticated.
Short cut for doing this is to submit to a TPGrader.
They will not grade it, if, in their opinion, it is not genuine.
Then consider a break out and conservation, and re submit.
Otherwise, professional conservation may? be a waste of money

Looks horrible as is.

I think that this coin is genuine.
I also think it is well worth the pain of re slabbing and conservation.
Edited by sel_69l
09/23/2022 06:41 am
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 Posted 09/23/2022  09:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Beaver22 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I suggest you send it to a coin grading service to have it graded and verify its authenticity. If it's real, it's very valuable.
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