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Seeking Opinion on Lincoln Cent Conservation

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I have a few coins which I have been hesitant to submit for slabbing due to

surface contamination etc. One of these, is a Lincoln 1909-S-VDB. I would

consider this specimen to be VF in terms of its devices and condition, but

there are a couple of contaminant spots on the obverse. I would love to get

this adressed and submitted for slab if possible. In your opinion, if this is

a VF specimen in hiding, is it worth doing?


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We have had success in reducing or removing corrosion spots from copper coins. While we may not be able to completely remove the spot, depending on how long it has been developing and how deep it has penetrated the surface of the coin, but we can certainly take actions to prevent the spot from becoming worse. I would not be able to comment on the grading possibility of a coin without actually seeing it, but at the very least we could encapsulate your coin in an NCS Details Grade of Genuine Only holder to provide for its long-term storage following conservation. This may be particularly important given your coin is such a key date piece that is occasionally found with altered dates and mintmarks.


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