Conservation Showcase: 1953 Half Dollar

Posted on 11/23/2009

A recent example from our conservation laboratory.

BEFORE CONSERVATION
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AFTER CONSERVATION
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Numismatists who follow the modern coin series enjoy white coins. Those coins exhibiting distracting unattractive toning such as this proof 1953 Half Dollar are often seen as something less than a similar coin without such small amounts of unappealing color.

Evaluation determined that this color could be removed and would be a benefit to this coin. Careful conservation revealed a bright beautiful coin. This coin was able to numerically grade with NGC following the conservation work.



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