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Trying to educate myself...Was this coin cleaned? Poll

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 Posted 02/20/2012  2:48 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Jayman931 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Poll Question
I am trying to learn how to identify cleaned coins so when I do start buying more expensive coins I don't get dupped. I think this coin was cleaned... Do you?




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Yes, It was Cleaned
No, It was not Cleaned
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 Posted 02/20/2012  3:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bbradford71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It appears to have been polished but I could be wrong

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 Posted 02/20/2012  4:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add matthewvincent to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Such a nice looking coin.
But the color is "off."
The areas between the letters, which maintain a nice original color, should be compared to the larger areas of the fields.
What a shame.
My vote is "cleaned," and I have no idea how it was done.
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 Posted 02/20/2012  4:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add unholyroller to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a "pencil eraser" job to me
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 Posted 02/20/2012  4:47 pm  Show Profile Check nlp coins's eBay Listings Check nlp coins's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add nlp coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Field and tops of devices too bright. I would say someone hit it with an old t-shirt or cotton ball. Color is good though. nlp
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 Posted 02/20/2012  5:39 pm  Show Profile Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1909 VDB's have always been very collectible. Many of them have been cleaned by the ignorant. This coin has been cleaned at some point.
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 Posted 02/20/2012  5:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PlumCrazy814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cleaned or not - I'd still like to have it in my collection.
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 Posted 02/20/2012  5:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bbradford71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
+1, I agree, I think that coin would look very nice in my Dansco
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 Posted 02/20/2012  7:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hermanwilliams to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, cleaned or not, nice for what it is....but definitely cleaned.
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 Posted 02/20/2012  7:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add drdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Color isn't right. Too much wear for that much shine. Cleaned. I've seen worse cleaning jobs, though.
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 Posted 02/20/2012  11:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add amassey08873 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thinking along the lines of Unhollyroller, eraser job? But nice coin, I've got 2 days left to see if I can pull this one off eBay.
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 Posted 02/21/2012  12:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CaptainFwiffo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To me, it looks like a circulated coin that somebody tried to buff up on their pant leg.
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 Posted 02/21/2012  09:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like it had some type of crude cleaning by some type of buffing or rubbing.
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