Dug silver coins

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Dug silver coins

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Daniel, I enjoy your videos and thanks for shareing the knowledge of coins.
My question is about dug silver coins. Will they affect the grading quality?
Here is a good example of soil affecting or preserving a coin its a 1919 Buffalo Nickel it came out of the mud edge of a lake like the day it was lost. I have NEVER dug anything even remotely clean to this one they are usually for me are Brown weathered. Thanks

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Buffalo Nickels aren't silver, they are made of nickel, but yes dug coins will grade lower or most likely get no grade at all.

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I know nicked are made of nickel, I just wanted to show this unique coin condition for being dug. I did have a dug Coin slabbed ANACS it came back exactly what the dealer said it was fine.

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It does effect the grade and some will not grade.

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Daniel wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:32 pm It does effect the grade and some will not grade.
Thank you. I will post some coins tomorrow I found just to see your opinion.

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Here is a Mercury Dime it's dug. I have a bunch Standing Liberty Quarters that have dates including the 1916 that was dug in my home town at a local park in 2001. This park gave up so many coins, a couple of tokens a CW and one Hard Times.
Plenty of Revoulitionary War relics.
After of years of not finding much a Wheat Cent here there I decided try edge of lake water was down exposed area and I killed it..I can't Recall what detector was used first I know for sure I took the Etrac, Coinstrike,F70, Explorer and Spectrum.
I thought for sure this place was cleaned out but wow I tried a different spot by the lake same results all coins were under mud hidden silver was so tarnished. First area low trash second had plenty beer cans.
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nicely done. kudos

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