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A coin that has been plated has had metal adhered to all or part of the surface. Plating is commonly seen in base metal coins that have been plated with gold for the purposes of mounting this coin in jewelry.


Plating will alter the surfaces of a coin. Professional conservation would not be able to remove plating from a coin.


It is possible that the coin could be authenticated, as long as the plating does not obscure key diagnostics, and the coin could be encapsulated in an NCS Details Grade holder. A plated coin is damaged and therefore not eligible for NGC certification.


Chris, NCS

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