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Please tell me, it ain't so!

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Hi everyone

I've been browsing the internet for some coins and came across this 1964 FS nickel! See attachment! It's everything I want in that date, from what I see in the pic of course, almost! I like the strike, the coin looks like a nice MS65 and the steps are likely all there as well.

But on the reverse, in the upper right field, is a small smudge of a fingerprint! The letters and date look sharp and bold but then there's that fingerprint! And the print looks like it occurred after years of toning, what a shame!


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Very light print. You know, I find that pics - especially scans - show fingerprints like there ain't no tomorrow, when most of the time, they're barely visible in person. Buy the coin, not the fingerprint! sumo.gif27_laughing.gif


Anyhow, i had a badly fingerprinted nickel conserved by NCS because I thought it was superb in strike and condition. The fingerprint is gone and the coin looks great. THAT fingerprint was also old and part of the patina. However, the patina was thin, and so the fingerprint came off without a hitch. One of the FEW cases that I'd recommend NCS, as I've not liked other results from their service, for many reasons.



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Hi Hoot

I could probably dip the coin myself in a weak solution of MS70 cleaner and retire it into a 2x2 paper envelope for several years and get cheaper results. 27_laughing.gif But like you said, if the price is right, I'll buy the coin and not the fingerprint! headbang.gif



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I think a good Dremel tool might work.

So THAT'S how you got thise Buffalo nickels to look like that !!!


No. Spray paint.


I use the Dremel on my gold.


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