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Original Skin Coins

What does "original skin" mean?

"Skin" is another term for "patina", the toning that develops on the surface of a coin overs years of natural exposure to the environment. Processes like cleaning, polishing, and dipping strip the natural patina off of a coin, artificially brightening the coin's surface, damaging the luster, and leaving small scratches. Experienced collectors prefer coins that have been untouched by those types of tampering. Cleaning a coin destroys its collectible value and removes its sense of history. At Original Skin Coins, we only sell coins with original patina - that means no cleaning, no polishing, and no dipping.

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