Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Publius2, Nov 21, 2020 at 5:21 PM.
Just looking for insight into the cleaning judgement on what otherwise looks like a nice coin.
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But at least it has retoned. Better that than a scrubby or overdipped appearance, or a too-shiny polishing or whizzing.
As cleaned coins go, it’s not bad at all, and it’s otherwise a high grade example of a valuable early type. So not a cheap coin even as-is, and plenty of people would be plenty proud to own it. Cleaned or not, I certainly couldn’t afford one, even in much lower grade than this.
But yes, a great coin, regardless.
After purchasing my 1851/2 detailed fish scale ....Im still happy knowing that even detailed it 1 of 8 known.....like Rob said affordability, the rariety, and even though this coin has been cleaned ....show me another as nice . Great addition to your collection.
it’s certainly a nice coin and the AU details will make it desirable to many people. I’d rather have a straight-graded XF40 with attractive, contrasting toning, though.
Perhaps they think a spot was lifted under first star after the "Y" in "LIBERTY." That looks minor to me. That might be one of those instances where they are looking for more money from a crack-out and re-submission. I experienced that a few times when I was a dealer.
Most coins were cleaned back in the day, it would be harder to find one that wasn't.
Even very old coins that straight grade probably were cleaned and retoned and if there's no hairlines they straight grade. With leniency given to 222 year old beauties like this. The label doesn't bother me. This is not a problem coin IMO.
Something i wish i can afford and would gail to some
They’ll also have a glossy appearance, which isn’t natural
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