1922 Morgan Peace VAM

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Hexnut
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1922 Morgan Peace VAM

Post by Hexnut » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:49 pm

I found this in my inherited collection but I cannot confirm the VAM. I have looked at earrings and cheeks but haven't landed on the type. Looking for any advice as I am a novice.
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Re: 1922 Morgan Peace VAM

Post by impairedsquirrel » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:16 pm

Looks like either a stain or a planchet defect.
Soak it in acetone for a while and see what's what.
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Re: 1922 Morgan Peace VAM

Post by Hexnut » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:12 pm

Here is a better pic. Acetone? That seems harsh to me.
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Re: 1922 Morgan Peace VAM

Post by DHalladay » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:50 pm

Acetone has no effect on silver and is widely, commonly used. A coin can soak in it for weeks or months. It dissolves petroleum-based residues. Just be sure to use a sealed container and avoid breathing the fumes.
When in doubt... don't.

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Re: 1922 Morgan Peace VAM

Post by Hexnut » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:58 am

Thanks all for sage advice. I can work on that tomorrow!

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Re: 1922 Morgan Peace VAM

Post by impairedsquirrel » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:58 pm

That new pic makes me lean much further towards gunk...
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Re: 1922 Morgan Peace VAM

Post by Hexnut » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:00 pm

I don't think it's gunk. I soaked it in acetone for 6 hours then a light rubbing with a clean sponge, and then a water bath. Here are the after pics.
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Re: 1922 Morgan Peace VAM

Post by DHalladay » Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:25 pm

The coin looks much better. The gunk below the date is gone, as well as the gunk around RTY in LIBERTY.
But whatever is in the center of the coin is... interesting.
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Re: 1922 Morgan Peace VAM

Post by Hexnut » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:06 pm

Thanks for your review. I am contemplating my next step. Should I get it graded? Take it to a local coin dealer? If I do get it graded, does the casing prevent close up photos? I live in the Atlanta area and there are several coin dealers around here.

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Re: 1922 Morgan Peace VAM

Post by DHalladay » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:29 pm

I would not get it graded, because the value of the coin is less than the cost of grading and postage. (This is the case with nearly all Peace dollars in circulated condition.)

And no, being in a case does not prevent closeup photos from being taken
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Re: 1922 Morgan Peace VAM

Post by VamHelsing » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:19 am

Looks like *possible* struck thru or lamination, IMO

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Re: 1922 Morgan Peace VAM

Post by colwillys » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:56 pm

Junk bucket , silver value . She has had a hard life .

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