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Old 09-17-2015, 12:25 PM   #1
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US Mint 1988 Olympic Silver 1 Dollar Coin

Is anyone familiar with these? I was dropping off a donation at a local Cancer Connection Thrift Store when I saw one, still with the original presentation box. The paperwork says its .76 Troy oz of silver. At $12 plus tax I decided to pick it up and add it to my (way too) small PM collection. I bought it more for the silver value but am wondering if it has any collector value.

Second question, it is showing a bit of discoloration (tarnish?) around the raised edge. Any do's/don'ts about trying to remove this?
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A2) Don't try to remove the tarnish. http://www.pmbug.com/forum/tags/tarnish/
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Old 09-17-2015, 01:47 PM   #3
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Nice grab sir! You got about a 50% discount on that coin. Don't try and clean it. They are worth just as much with a patina/tarnish as they are shiny and bright. Collectors can be persnickety assholes or they can be realistic people like us pm bugs.
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