1925 S standing liberty quarter looks cleaned?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by AirborneReams, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. AirborneReams

    AirborneReams Well-Known Member

    It saddens me people do these things to coins with such value and beauty but I could be wrong? There’s a lot of hairline scratches more noticeably on the reverse then obverse that could mean cleaning but I’m also confused because I’ve been told that coins that I thought were cleaned were not. Either normal wear or from the mint process. Can anyone give me some more insight on this coin before I send it off for grading, definitely don’t want to waste time and money on a slab saying “details” thank you in advance!

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  4. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I think those are cleaning scratches and it'll come back body bagged. Wait for someone who knows what they are talking about though...
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  5. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    I don't think that will straight grade, sorry
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  6. AirborneReams

    AirborneReams Well-Known Member

    I’m agreeing with you 100%.. it’s hard doing this buying online for my online store, especially with well taken pictures. Thank god for full refund returns..
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  7. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Clean is one thing scrubed is another....pass
  8. AirborneReams

    AirborneReams Well-Known Member

    Pass as in you think it would pass as a grade or pass on getting it graded?
  9. Travlntiques

    Travlntiques Well-Known Member

    The condition of the coin makes it a perfect candidate for cleaning. A shined up VG is clearly a shined up VG, and an MS-63 is too dangerous to risk damage. Just saying.

    Yeah, it appears to have been cleaned, but the lighting makes it look more washed out than it might be in-hand. So that doesn't help the situation.
  10. LRC-Tom

    LRC-Tom Been around the block...

    Visible hairlines are a deal-breaker. This coin will never straight-grade. Sorry.
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  11. AirborneReams

    AirborneReams Well-Known Member

    Here are some more photos with natural lighting, it’s unnoticeable with the naked eye so that’s why I ask.

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  12. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Even at MS60, this would be a $100-$150 coin if it grades. I wouldn't do it, but it is your coin and it is pretty.
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  13. AirborneReams

    AirborneReams Well-Known Member

    Wouldn’t this be considered a FH?
  14. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    From CoinWeek
    "NGC uses the Full Head (FH) designation for coins where Liberty's head appears well-struck, as follows: three leaves in Liberty's hair must be totally visible; the hairline along Liberty's brow must be complete; the ear indentation must be evident."
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  15. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Scrubbed and damaged. Stay away
  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It won't straight grade so it would be a waste of money. Definitely cleaned and on the harsh side at that.
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  17. jb10000lakes

    jb10000lakes Active Member

    To me, it looks like it was cleaned twice, 1st time really harshly, then maybe soaked? With the nooks and crannies so clean? Wouldn't bother grading.
  18. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    She's flat. And I mean that in a cleaned way, not in a harassment way.
  19. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    24-S is a good coin. However, besides the cleaning scratches, you can see in the normal lighting photos, the coin looks clean, but there's no luster at all.
    That's 2 red flags right there. Apart from a hole filler at a low price, it's a pass.
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