Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Koincollector1, Aug 25, 2019.
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Not bad looking, however.
From what I see, if the obverse looked like the reverse it might straight grade.
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.
It would get Details cleaned from TPG, IMO.
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?
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.
Gotta say xf. 45
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