Conservation Showcase: South Korea 1987 10000 Won

Posted on 3/7/2011

A recent example from our conservation laboratory.

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Sometimes the most subtle of conservation can make an important difference. Modern mint state strike coins warrant conservation just as often as their flashy proof cousins but it is often a more subtle difference.

This 1987 South Korean 10000 Won was issued in anticipation of the then upcoming Olympic Games in Seoul. Just as with proof modern coins, the original mint packaging is often not airtight and frequently made with less than ideal materials both leading to the development of hazing and unattractive toning. Evidence of the improper storage of this coin can be seen most notably in yellowish spotting in the space below the diver towards the rim. This coin was graded very highly with NGC following the conservation using the special NCS modern tier for $22.50 per coin which includes both conservation and grading.

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