Help with this 1921 Morgan silver dollar, is it cleaned or polished?

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Help with this 1921 Morgan silver dollar, is it cleaned or polished?

#1 Unread post by Jaystrabinick2 »

Hello Coin Help U Community,
My name is Jay, I am new to the community and this is my first post on the forum. I have been watching Daniels videos and really enjoy them. I was hoping that someone on here could provide some insight on this coin. Does this look like it’s been cleaned (dipped/polished) or could this just be discoloration? Thank you in advance for your opinions and insight.
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#2 Unread post by coins_usa »

Yes, It looks like it. But 1921 is by far the most common year and cleaning doesn't make much value difference at this point its just a cleaned circulated morgan worth bullion value + maybe a few bucks

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Thank you for your response, I appreciate the input.

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#5 Unread post by Daniel »

Coin needs to be removed from the 2x2 to be able to help here.

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#7 Unread post by Coin Mule »

Hey J, it is kind of hard to see the coin in the holder but there are a couple of this that stand out as it is.

1. Liberty's face is sooo wrinkly the she looks 100 yrs old
2. The wrinkles on her face have been smoothed, in other words the edges on the circulation damage are not well defined
3. The overall toning is not uniform, you can see the something has been done to the obverse field. It does not have the same
"color"/"tone" as the "devices", so that is a huge telltale
4. Now here is a secret, IF you look closely at the obverse, you will see areas or "pockets" of a rainbowlike coloration. This is a sure sign
of excessive "dipping". These products can contain Hydrochloric Acid, (Muriatic Acid), if you use it too many times, or leave the coin
in too long, the silver will react with the acid and leave that weird coloration, a sure giveaway that, yes it has been overdipped.
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#8 Unread post by Jaystrabinick2 »

Thank you all for your input. Sorry I’ve been super busy the past two days but here is a few pictures out of the holder.
Thank you all again,
Jay
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#9 Unread post by bigphish68 »

I may be playing devils advocate here but it isn't it pretty difficult to find coins that are 100 years old that haven't been cleaned at some point? especially ones that have been out in circulation?

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#10 Unread post by Nevada Cowboy »

The birds feathers have been plucked cleaned and harshly in the field. Someone was in a hurry lol. Value = Melt

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