How would you grade this 1918-S Standing Liberty quarter?

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  1. Collector1966

    Collector1966 Senior Member

    I picked up this 1918-S Standing Liberty quarter up the other day. It appears to have AU58 or even MS details, and although it has mint luster, it was obviously cleaned at one time. How would you grade it?
     

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  3. GregBnCoins

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  4. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    I might just be the pics but I would guess it's been polished.
     
  5. Collector1966

    Collector1966 Senior Member

    You are probably correct, although it does retain some cartwheel luster.
     
  6. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Under Staffed & Overly Motivated Moderator

    You read my mind Doug.
     
  7. kanga

    kanga 60 Year Collector

    I don't see the cartwheel effect.
    I believe the darkening at the top of both images is the result of the positioning of the lighting (from the 6 o'clock direction).
     
  8. zekeguzz

    zekeguzz lmc freak

    That would be a cryin' shame.
     
  9. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

    Nice but Cleaned :eek: What was a nice Grade STB Quarter
    :kewl:
     
  10. Collector1966

    Collector1966 Senior Member

    The pictures were taken with a basic Sony digital camera under fluorescent lighting. The obverse picture was taken with the light source at 6:00, while the reverse shot was taken with the light at 12:00. The cartwheel effect is easier to see under natural lighting.
     
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