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 Posted 02/23/2012  6:47 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add murrellington to your friends list Get a Link to this Message





Already paid more than I wanted for this cent. Now it comes in the mail and doesn't really resemble the pictures that were on eBay. Never owned and IHC though but this looks a little off to me. Has it been messed with. Luckily there is a return policy, but just though I'd double check with you guys before I return it. Thanks guys!

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 Posted 02/23/2012  7:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CaptainFwiffo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No way is that natural color. Abusively cleaned. Return it, run away, and avoid the seller.
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 Posted 02/23/2012  7:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add enworb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
100+ year old copper aint meant to look that colour unless the colour is lustre.
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 Posted 02/23/2012  11:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DVCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It was a brown ~ EF40 that somebody used Brasso on--the color isn't natural.
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 Posted 02/24/2012  01:26 am  Show Profile Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
EF-40 with either harsh cleaning or damaged area on the cheeks, no way the color is even close to original.
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 Posted 02/24/2012  02:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add murrellington to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah right when I pulled it out of the package I knew it looked wrong. Thanks guys for confirmation.
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 Posted 02/24/2012  03:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add murrellington to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And on the bay it was advertised as Red Brown with luster. Definitely would never buy this coin for 1/3 the price I paid.
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 Posted 02/24/2012  04:53 am  Show Profile Check vermontensium's eBay Listings Check vermontensium's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add vermontensium to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
XF Details, sorry.
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 Posted 02/24/2012  7:55 pm  Show Profile Check fenton's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add fenton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
XF details, dipped (unnatural color)
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 Posted 02/24/2012  8:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CaptainFwiffo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I really know the feeling.
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 Posted 02/26/2012  03:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Peter4805 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like someone's taken a wire brush to that coin. Very harshly cleaned.
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 Posted 02/26/2012  4:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add eddiespin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, that really does look harshly cleaned. Too bad for it.
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 Posted 02/26/2012  8:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jessvc1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
It looks like someone's taken a wire brush to that coin. Very harshly cleaned.


I agree a wire brush was most likely used on this coin. Nice details too bad for the scrubbing.
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