Hate when I see large cents destroyed by a cleaning

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by goldrealmoney79, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. This one pained me very much, you stripped the whole gosh darn patina and its an unnatural pink for a coin from 1797
    Otherwise the meat on this coin is very good, but the cleaning just kills it.
    I think the fact that theyre so old is what gets me to throw a fit every darn time.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1797-Philadelphia-Mint-Copper-Draped-Bust-Large-Cent-/353126110070?hash=item5237f4d376%3Ag%3AgvwAAOSwkfle%7ETZn&nma=true&si=UoKUBg4Pmohm%252FYJMsKcYqihXIz0%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
     
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  3. Malleus Maleficarum

    Malleus Maleficarum Active Member

    In most cases I find the cleaning of coins irritating. I personally cleaned 1 coin in my life. It was a well tarnished Morgan Dollar I got when I was a child. I dipped it in some silver cleaner and I first was impressed on how shiny it now looked. I felt bad though, when I put it into my folder next to a few AU dollars I had. The dipped coin stood out like a sore thumb. It just didn't look right. So I decided I never will clean a coin again.
     
  4. Long Beard

    Long Beard Active Member

    Could not agree more. Same goes for the tone doctors out there as well. Ughh.
     
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