Grade me & comments welcome - 1920-S WLH

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  1. Koincollector1

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  3. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    AU details. Cleaned.
     
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  4. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    IMO AU 53, Details Cleaned
     
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  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I concur with the previous two replies. AU details, cleaned.

    Not bad looking, however.
     
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  6. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Ditto. Would be easier to decide with color pics.
    From what I see, if the obverse looked like the reverse it might straight grade.
     
  7. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death!

    I don't see any cleaning hairlines. I'll say AU55.
     
  8. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Hairlines in the right field. Hairlines by the sun. Hairlines in the left reverse
    by the eagles head. I mean, I guess they could be die polish lines but
    I would be XF details. There's a lot of wear on the reverse, and cleaning can
    often make an XF coin look like AU.
     
  9. Dennis Misiak

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  10. buckeye73

    buckeye73 Active Member

    I see a dipped AU 53 (do not see cleaning hairlines from photos), however in hand opinion could be different.
    It would get Details cleaned from TPG, IMO.
     
  11. John Skelton

    John Skelton Morgan man!

    I don't see hairlines either, and I would think cleaning would have removed the dark spots on the obverse left above the sun. I do see what could be called hairlines on the reverse by the eagle head, otherwise all I see are what I would say are contact marks.

    How do you determine it's been dipped?
     
  12. capthank

    capthank Active Member

    My limited experience cleaning by soaking in acetone always highlights the darkened areas making it obvious the coin is cleaned
     
  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    AU cleaned. If you don't own it keep it that way.
     
  14. Browns Fan

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  15. Stevearino

    Stevearino Supporter! Supporter

    AU53. I'm not positive about a cleaning nor about a dip. It seems like the mint luster is still present in places; wouldn't that be dulled down if it had been dipped?

    Steve
     
  16. Koincollector1

    Koincollector1 Active Member

    Thanks everyone for your comments & critiques. The coin is listed on eBay & raw for the reasons stated above.
     
  17. buckeye73

    buckeye73 Active Member

    I probably used the wrong word “see” as in observe at the beginning of the post. It should have been in a phrase which included “my opinion”. Initially, I did not observe hairlines, indicative of cleaning with contact to the surface, as in thumbing, using a cloth or a brush, harsh rubbing with a q-tip, etc.. Possibly it was dipped in acetone or alcohol to remove loose materials and organic materials from the surface without harm to the coin surface. The darks spots were likely not removed because those dips will not remove everything from the surface. An acidic dip could possibly have removed the dark spots, but would likely have altered the surface in some negative way, including leaving ghosting of the dark spots.
    I posted this opinion, without reading the opinions of cleaning evidenced by hairlines. I am not certain that the hairlines pointed out were from cleaning.... just my opinion.
     
  18. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    This Walker appears to be high XF/low AU as others mentioned before. I don’t think it was harshly cleaned, however it’s way too “white” for my preference and I wouldn’t buy it.
     
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  19. HaleiwaHI

    HaleiwaHI Active Member

    Certainly looks AU55 to me and I don't see any signs of cleaning either. I think it would make a fine addition to any collection.
     
  20. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

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