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Help needed
« on: March 03, 2012, 04:21:27 AM »
Hello

I ve just got this coin. I dont know if it is conserved.
And I see tiny spots - will they increase - since the coin is older?
Should i return - keep it and/or conserve it?
And please guess the grade and the price you would pay - the other marks are dust on the scanner

Thanks and regards

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Re: Help needed - Part 2
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 04:25:39 AM »
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Re: Help needed
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012, 12:14:47 AM »
The images aren't good enough to be 100% sure, but those spots do not look like white spots of death. Other areas coloring appear to just be toning. If those guesses are correct, then NCS should be able to remove all those "detractions".

It's very difficult to guess a grade on very good quality specimens without many very good quality photos, but without being able to see any serious flaws, I would say this coin is a candidate for a 69 grade, especially once the spots are removed. With the spots, it appears to be good enough for a 68 grade, minimum.

Hairline scratches are common on these early lunars, and they can push the grade way down. Hairlines are almost impossible to see in photographs, and they are also difficult to see in person.

Regardless of the actual grade, it is a nice looking coin.

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Re: Help needed
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012, 12:56:10 AM »
Thanks. I just got the information that its conserved - so I think NGS did their job.
An a really good  :thumbup1: guess its 69.


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Re: Help needed
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2012, 12:59:59 AM »
OK, if it's already conserved, then those spots are probably just drying spots. They can be removed, but I wouldn't bother. It's a nice coin, and quite hard to find in a 69 grade.