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Adding Skin – A Deceptive Coin Doctoring Techique

Adding skin to a double eagle using a Q-Tip. Image: CoinWeek.
Adding skin to a double eagle using a Q-Tip. Image: CoinWeek.

Adding Skin is a coin doctoring technique where putty or other materials are used to apply a layer of material on a coin’s surface to conceal evidence of wear. The doping material is usually applied via Q-Tip or similar instrument.

This technique is sometimes deployed after a coin has been dipped or “conserved” if underlying wear is revealed during the process.

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