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1817 Large Cent

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Hello. I have an 1817 large cent that exhibits some alright details and I was wondering if I should send it to NCS for conservation? It's got some rust on it, some green spots (oxidation?), and is in pretty bad shape. It's in a cardboard/mylar 2X2 right now and I want to have it be kept in at least good condition and have it not get any worse. If the grit and the rust and stuff was gone I think that there's a nice G-VG coin under the surface. Will NCS even accept the coin? If so, should I spend the money on them grading it an conserving it? Please tell me what you think. Thanks in advance.




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On a coin such as yours, we likely could remove the green and prevent the coin from becoming worse, but it still would be corroded. The conservation fees are 4% of your declared value with a minimum charge of $20. The coin may not financially be worth sending for conservation, but its value to to you may make it worth the conservation fees.


Chris, NCS

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