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Has this LWC 1909 VDB been cleaned  
 

 
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 Posted 01/11/2018  05:15 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MSI2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
To my surprise I found two LWC 1909 VDB. One looks fine but the other I'm not so sure. I think it has been cleaned. Would appreciate help from the experts.

To me this coin looks fine.




On the other hand, I see striations on this coin (blue arrows except on last figure that points to die break on the T) that make me wonder if this coin was cleaned.








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 Posted 01/11/2018  07:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Neither coin looks cleaned to me. The last pic is a die crack/chip. The striations look normal to me.
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 Posted 01/11/2018  08:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You under graded your first coin ,more like VF-30 .
Your 2nd. one I 'm seeing AU-53 . No cleaning on any of them .
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 Posted 01/11/2018  08:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Both nice coins. No real signs of cleaning. Where did you get those?
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I thank all of you for your help. I had never seen a Lincoln with thought types of striations. These were found along with a nice 1957-d RPM WRPM-001 (posted on error forum) in a roll of coins a recently obtained from a local bank. I had to pinch myself when I found them.
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 Posted 01/11/2018  10:04 am  Show Profile   Check Andrew99's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Andrew99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
^ I have. Check with a good loupe and a strong light and you'll find they are raised. These are die polish marks, not hairline scratches.
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 Posted 01/11/2018  10:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks OK to me!
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 Posted 01/11/2018  11:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Both nice coins. No real signs of cleaning.
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 Posted 01/11/2018  5:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not cleaned, you're seeing metal flow lines.
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These were found along with a nice 1957-d RPM WRPM-001 (posted on error forum) in a roll of coins a recently obtained from a local bank. I had to pinch myself when I found them.


Pinch me as well ... wish I had the same great fortune.

Both appear to me to be authentic and original surfaces (not cleaned) ... great finds indeed.
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Two great snags. Congratulations.
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 Posted 01/11/2018  7:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rackster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The striations you are seeing are common on early Lincoln cents, especially 1909. You'll see a number of high grade 1909 cents for sale that have the woody look.
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These were found along with a nice 1957-d RPM WRPM-001 (posted on error forum) in a roll of coins a recently obtained from a local bank.


You went back for more, right?
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 Posted 01/12/2018  05:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MSI2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone! I love this forum. Fantastic folks and educators. To answer CWB-yes I went back for more. One of the rolls contained all LWC similar to the roll I found the 1909 VDB cents. All the coins were late 1940s-1950s. Found nothing interesting. I guess someone, not knowing anything about coins, just wrapped them up and brought them to the bank. Funny how CRH can go from sometimes boring to exciting in 0-5 sec!
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