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  1. Older slab produced between 1992 and 1995.
  2. Yes, they will decide whether or not the spot was there when it graded as a 70. (I'm guessing they will decide it wasn't.) Yes BUT I'm sure the thing that cause the spot was outside of their control, and they may be willing to try and fix it, but the guarantee does state that the guarantee does not apply in these cases. Will they choose to cover it under the guarantee? Probably, good PR. Kind of like how for the first twenty years neather of the top two TPG's guarantees specifically covered authenticity, but they ALWAYS stood behind their opinions and made good on any fakes that did get past them.
  3. If the B is there (and I'll have to take your word for it, I blew up the image 400% and still couldn't see it) then it is a mechanical error and NGC will fix it for free. If the submission didn't indicate the mint mark then there is a good chance it wouldn't be listed on the label. The people entering the form information into the computer, probably try to check for obvious things but probably pretty much follow what is one the forms. The graders don't enter that information they just grade. The finalizer should also check to make sure the coin matches the label but some will still get past them. Especially on a series they might not be real familiar with. (No one knows every series.)
  4. That's not what the guarantee says Deterioration of Certain Coins. The NGC Guarantee does not apply to certain Coins where the appearance of the Coin changes over time (deterioration) and such change is responsible for the claimed discrepancy between the assigned grade and the coin’s actual grade. NGC shall make the sole reasonable determination as to whether this deterioration has occurred. The following specific parameters apply: In certain Coins, natural environmental deterioration may cause undesired features to appear, such as (but not limited to) spotting, hazing, PVC and corrosion. Spots, for example, can occur on modern silver Coins as a result of the minting process or other natural conditions over which NGC has no control. Therefore, the NGC Guarantee does not apply to Coins exhibiting any of these issues.
  5. Not even close. Sorry.
  6. Well considering the CAM didn't come along for another 10 years I would think a 1982 CAM would be rather rare. I agree with Physics, we would need to see images before we could even begin to believe these claims.
  7. What do you mean by "blow the corrosion off"? Are you soaking it in this solution? Doe it reduce the corrosion or dissolve it? What does it do tot he color or patina of the coin?
  8. At one time FB, FBL, FH, FT, and FS were also "made up designations" with no widespread acceptance in the hobby. Don't meet the standards? Whose Standards? I'm sure they meet MAC standards. Every service has their own standards for grade and PL, DPL etc, and often these standards differ. Each collector also has their own standards. You need to look at the coins and if they don't meet your standards then pass or don't pay a premium for designations.
  9. There is nothing wrong with the US Mint as long as you understand that they are looking out for themselves first and foremost, not the collector. And that they really don't understand marketing to the collector market. Keep that in mind and plan accordingly.
  10. Strong attraction all over or just at the rims?
  11. Not really safer, it's just that Acetone, Isopropanol, and Xylene are each better at removing certain things than the other two. Something that won't come off with one may come off with one of the other two. (and some things won't come off with any of them). None of them will affect the metal of the coin. Personally I prefer the Acetone, I've had more luck with it removing things than xylene. Isopropanol contains a fair amount of water which helps on water solvable substances, but is slower drying. I tend to dry with a final flowing acetone rinse, and if I'm going to do that why not just start with acetone as well?
  12. Proof planchets that are rejected at San Francisco as not being high enough quality are shipped to Denver to be used for circulation strikes. Some are probably rejected pre-polishing and some are probably post polishing. They aren't supposed to ship the silver planchets of course but some 40% silver half and dollar planchets were accidentally shipped in 1974 and 1977. (Those were for the 40% Unc Bicentennial coins. How they got to Denver in 1977 is a bit of a mystery because all the silver Bicentennial coins were struck in 1975.)
  13. Aren't you used to it yet? First slap was the 1995 W proof. Then the TPG's did some slapping with the First strike/early release labels, then all the custom labels, the imaginary mintmark labels. and now the Mint gets in another slap with all the special sets and different finishes, and now the 2017 S proofs. I think silver eagle collectors have a masochistic streak in them. They seem to line up to be slapped. "Please sir, may I have another?"
  14. On the obv rim from 8:00 to 11:30 it looks like the copper is coming through. I predict attraction will be slight and the coin is nickel plated. (Nickel is highly magnetic, but the small amount in the plating means there just isn't enough material for the magnet to get a strong attraction.)
  15. The problem is you can't know for sure if the color will change until you apply the acetone, and if it does then it is too late. PVC RESIDUE is recoverable, PVC DAMAGE is forever. It doesn't matter if he thinks it is MA, it depends on what the TPG thinks, and having out of the OGP increases the odds that they may think it has been altered. Common name for Isopropynol is rubbing alcohol. Available at all drug stores. pharmacies, and other places in thier phamacy/health depatments. Tends to come in 50%, 70% and 91% alcohol concentrations Typically the higher the concentration the better.