BU 1911 Cleaned or Not?!

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by toned_morgan, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover

    Hey guys,

    So a coin I bought from eBay finally arrived six days late! I just want some other thoughts on this coin... Is it cleaned or dipped or whizzed or anything, or is it naturally BU? Thanks for any help! : )

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  3. USCoinCollector42

    USCoinCollector42 Well-Known Member

    Looks good to me. The luster is still there from what I can tell.
     
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  4. Ikw

    Ikw Active Member

    Looks cleans to me there is damage on the rim and some pock marks. That says to mee there should be a darker cent from circulation but still very nice. I would say it was professionally cleaned by a jewelry steam cleaner.
     
  5. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Looks mint red. The rim damage is a detractor that may give it a details grade at a TPG.
     
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  6. Ikw

    Ikw Active Member

    Maybe satin or matte Proof
     
  7. Evan8

    Evan8 Old Soul

    Oh good lord.... it's Unc red. It's a business strike. No it is not a matte proof in any way shape or form.

    I'd say MS64 RD. I dont think the rim nicks are too big of a deal but won't allow it to be graded higher. Put it in a slab and it will be like the rim nicks aren't even there.
     
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  8. Prez2

    Prez2 Active Member

    Looks good to me. I like it!
     
  9. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover

    Believe it or not, these were the pictures from the auction I won on eBay... It looked horribly cleaned and damaged in the pictures. I think I took a very big risk buying it for $52... Thanks for all your help!

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  10. Idries Pappas

    Idries Pappas Collector of US Coinage and Stampage

    I still think $52 is too much.
     
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  11. frankjg

    frankjg Active Member

    Looks like a GSC picture. If so, buy at your own risk.
     
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  12. Idries Pappas

    Idries Pappas Collector of US Coinage and Stampage

    He already bought it, it's the same one he posted first.
     
  13. Prez2

    Prez2 Active Member

    The latter pictures look more cleaned than the first.
     
  14. Idries Pappas

    Idries Pappas Collector of US Coinage and Stampage

    I'm questioning whether or not this is MS. Do you see light wear on the high points?
     
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    Idries Pappas Collector of US Coinage and Stampage

  16. Idries Pappas

    Idries Pappas Collector of US Coinage and Stampage

    Id return it if I were you. Even if it is uncirculated and uncleaned, with the rim damage, it is probably only worth half, maybe less, than what you paid for it. If you really like it, keep it. I'm just saying, I think you paid too much for it.
     
  17. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover

    I've already listed it on eBay for $90 to see if anyone will buy it because it has free 30 day returns, and I don't want to potentially miss out on a $40 profit...
     
  18. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover

    Also, while we're talking about old BU wheats from this seller (by the way it is not GSC, it's fairviewcoins) here is another one I saw in his store. Based on the pictures from the 1911 and what it really looks like, I think this coin would be a very nice one indeed... So it this coin cleaned or not?

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  19. Prez2

    Prez2 Active Member

    This picture looks light to me, and so looks cleaned IMHO.
     
  20. toned_morgan

    toned_morgan Toning Lover

    In real life, I don't see any wear except for the beard, and it is pretty common for old BU wheats to not have much detail in the beard.
     
  21. frankjg

    frankjg Active Member

    I'm curious why you think that coin will sell for $90 when a seller like Fairview coins, who have over 26,000 reviews, only commanded $52?
     
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