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 Posted 07/16/2017  10:34 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Steelers72 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Seems to be a beautiful coin, particularly the reverse. The obverse concerns me with what looks like hairlines(?). No zoomed in pics from the seller. Any thoughts/education on what is going on there much appreciated!



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 Posted 07/16/2017  10:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MikeF to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is not what an orginal au-53 coin looks like. Run Forest Run!. Unfortunately, the TPG decided that the cleaning wasn't obnoxious enough to trigger a details grade. You are spot on about the hairlines on the obverse. The deemed it to be market acceptable but you will have a hard time selling it if you ever wish to do so. It's very common to see this happen with the seated series. Truth is they probably dropped it a point or two as a penalty for the cleaning.
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 Posted 07/16/2017  11:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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This is not what an orginal au-53 coin looks like. Run Forest Run!.


YES, what Mike said - how is that an AU53?
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 Posted 07/17/2017  11:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have to agree. This coin looks like it had scurvy and was scrubbed to get rid of the bruises, which only exacerbated its poor appearance. It's just not right.
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 Posted 07/17/2017  12:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add billjones to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The obverse looks like it has been cleaned, with hairlines quite obvious. I think that it should have gone into a "details" holder.

This is not a rare type, especially in AU. I'd pass on this one.
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 Posted 07/17/2017  1:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chesterb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an up close of the obverse of that coin:

Get to know NGC certification checker. It is online or they have an app. They have high-res images of all coins certified by them (I'm not sure about the earlier graded coins.) With that said, I purchased a beautiful, perfect and original Bust coin but it had a crummy image like this one that made it look like it was harshly cleaned. So YMMV

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07/17/2017 3:51 pm
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 Posted 07/17/2017  3:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yug! That NGC photo is just scary. Yech. Run from that one.
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 Posted 07/17/2017  3:34 pm  Show Profile   Check IndianGoldEagle's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sure looks cleaned to me. AU details.
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Ouch.
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 Posted 07/17/2017  8:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Steelers72 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I thought it was me, but I couldve sworn those hairlines would make this a details coin. The reverse not nearly as bad. Thanks for all of the kind help!
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wiped, dipped, cleaned
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