Cleaned Morgan or Polishing lines???

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  1. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

    They look like polishing lines to me but I'm no expert.
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  3. Dave Waterstraat

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  4. NewMismatist23

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  5. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I'll go with die polish.
     
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  6. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

    The coin is raw. What would you think a good price for it would be?
     
  7. CommemHalfScrub

    CommemHalfScrub Active Member

    looks like die polish lines. I would say a good price should be $70 or so.
     
  8. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

    What about the cheek??
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  9. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    Polishing lines, including those on the cheek, IMO
     
  10. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

    I appreciate everyone's input. I ended up buying it. I like polish lines and this will be my first with that many on both the OBV and REV.
     
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  11. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Die polish. They probably scrubbed it with a wire brush to remove debris. I like
     
  12. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Looks like itd grade 64 pl in my opinion
     
  13. BlackberryPie

    BlackberryPie I like pie

    I paid $81 shipped with tax.
     
  14. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    On that coin, some are die polish lines, some are not.
     
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  15. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Raised, they are die polishing lines. Incuse, they are cleaning scratches. Like GD said ^^, probably a mix of both.

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  16. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    The parallel lines on the cheek looks like roller wheel marks from the silver strip when it was drawn down to planchet thickness. Extreme marks are sometimes not fully struck out.
     
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  17. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    I try not to offer pricing suggestions especially on raw coins.
     
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  18. 1865King

    1865King Member

    Die polish lines.
     
  19. Two Dogs

    Two Dogs Active Member

    That's a fair price. I like the coin.
     
  20. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I agree with GD most are some not! Thanks for the post
     
  21. Dynoking

    Dynoking Well-Known Member

    To the best I can tell from your pictures the lines that stop at and don’t go over the devices or lettering are usually attributed to die polishing and not hair lines from cleaning. This is because die cleaning/polishing tools and procedures used by the mint usually cleanup the field only and don’t reach the crevices in the die.
    The lines on the cheek may have been caused by cleaning or improper handling.
     
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