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 Posted 11/29/2021  9:12 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add NumaNumaAT to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found this 1870 Seated Liberty quarter in a pile I accquired when I was much younger. It's difficult to get any idea of what grade it would be. It looks very clean - and I am not someone who can tell if something has been clean - or is legitimate. I've taken some close up photos - hopefully that helps.

If anyone can help - please let me know. Thank you!




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 Posted 11/29/2021  9:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First off, from all of us, this is an awesome place to learn much about coins, and lots of other things!
To your 1870 quarter, it might not be a bad idea to make your images much larger because it looks like your pics of the coin are too far away to see nice and close so we can better help get your questions answered properly. But based on your actual photos to my eyes, I can't really determine if yours is cleaned or has bright luster from all the detail I see. Your closeups do help a little but we can see what others think here...
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 Posted 11/29/2021  9:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please crop your images and show full pics of both sides of this coin, straight-on.
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 Posted 11/29/2021  9:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We'll need some better pictures but I can tell you already that it will likely be a details coin. It looks harshly and improperly cleaned.



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 Posted 11/29/2021  9:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


100% been messed with. Given the amount of wear and heavy contact marks, in combination with the unnatural reflective surfaces, this one looks to have been fairly heavily polished.
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 Posted 11/29/2021  10:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please just show us straight-on pics of both sides for a fair evaluation.
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 Posted 11/29/2021  10:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumismaticsFTW to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Heavily polished coin
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That last picture of the eagle has enough evident that its been mess with, the value and history has been diminish quite a bit.

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 Posted 11/30/2021  02:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MisterT to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I had to subscribe to this thread just to hopefully see some better full on pictures. Always a thrill to "Find" coins regardless of the condition and this looks like nice strong details even if it has been cleaned and or polished.
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 Posted 11/30/2021  08:26 am  Show Profile   Check pristine2's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add pristine2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Alas, that heavy tampering turned a $1000 coin into a $200 coin.
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 Posted 11/30/2021  09:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the forum! I'll bet that was a nice adrenaline rush..
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Hope these help!
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 Posted 11/30/2021  10:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Now based on these new photos, your coin definitely has that polished look done sometime after being minted, possibly whizzed, even though it has much detail still remaining.
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Xf details, harshly cleaned.
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 Posted 12/01/2021  10:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


sorry about the coin but its been harshly cleaned and the value has been greatly depreciated
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