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Does heavy toning keep a coin from getting the "PL" designation?

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The reason I ask is, I sent in a 1893 Columbian with PL surfaces and it came back graded ms63 but with no "PL" on the holder. The coin has heavy toning. I have an 1892 Columbian that is brilliant that has the "PL" designation on the holder.

I called the customer service and the nice lady said I should send it back for a grade review. But I thought if it was the toning that kept the coin from getting the PL, then it would be no need to send it back. I also just noticed doubling on the reverse lettering of the coin. I think I need to start over with this Columbian??? What would be the best to do???

Thanks. confused.gif

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Good question. Yes, the toning can make the difference. If the toning hides the PL, then we won't call it PL in most cases, as there is a high degree of guesswork involved at that point. If enough of the PL is evident through the toning we may call it PL. If you wanted it looked at again, that would be a Designation Review, and you would state that you were looking for PL.



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