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Spotting A Cleaned Silver Coin - 1913-S Barber Dime

 
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 Posted 09/20/2022  12:50 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add 1949-S to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Q1 -- I'm trying to get more experienced at spotting a cleaned silver coin. The rough appearance of the coin in the photos makes me suspicious. Has this coin been cleaned or otherwise been made less desirable? Any explanation beyond yes/no would be most welcome but all replies are very much appreciated.

Q2 -- Assuming that it is not a "Details" coin caused by above, I see this coin as a VG-10. Any difference of opinion?

Thanks in advance!

- Dan


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 Posted 09/20/2022  12:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's an older cleaning. TPG will details it. Raw, it's probably a VG-8 straight grade.
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 Posted 09/20/2022  1:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply




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 Posted 09/20/2022  2:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dapperd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cleaned silver coin tips....
- surfaces are flat & dull (almost gray )
- reflective "hour glass" quality is gone
- no 109 year old silver coin with that much wear should still be "shiny" on all the raised points only

VG8 details (cleaned) grade for sure...
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 Posted 09/21/2022  09:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
VG8 details (cleaned)

also noticeable is the greenish hue on the rims. typically this would be PVC transfer from a flip
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 Posted 09/21/2022  11:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fenton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Seems OK to me. I'd say VG-08 straight grade. If it were MS might warrant more scrutiny but in this grade unless it's got strong parallel hairlines or color that is just way off, i.e. super shiny, I'm inclined not to bag it.
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 Posted 09/23/2022  11:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jpbone to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a straight VG that has been in an old album to me. & 🤷 #127996;#8205;#9794;#65039;.
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 Posted 09/24/2022  7:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SaturnD51 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just a fast question here. If the coin was cleaned,why is there dirt around all the letters and inside rim?
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 Posted 09/27/2022  3:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add luvmyCAM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
does show indicators of old cleaning but it might come back original as for grade VG-8 , remember a VG-10 barber is so close to F-12 it stands out and makes you say wow usually its so close to Fine that it may come down to only 5 of 6 letters showing in Liberty.. TPG's do grade some 5 letter Barbers as F-12 but those will have much more of the head wreath showing and overall alot more obverse and reverse detail. I've seen many examples of Barbers with F-12 F-15 grade showing 5 letters but the R of Liberty was so worn from old dies that they factor it in.
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