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 Posted 02/12/2018  5:41 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add mail187man to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So I bought two 8 Reale cap & Ray coins from APMEX. One of them is AU without a doubt. The other, I can't tell if it was struck that way, or strangely worn on one edge. It also looks cleaned, but I could be wrong. What are your opinions?




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 Posted 02/12/2018  5:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely cleaned, but you'll have to wait for an expert to give you a better answer than me on the "wear" at 7 o'clock on the obverse.
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 Posted 02/12/2018  6:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mail187man to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I mostly just needed the "it's been cleaned" from someone. I called APMEX and told them the issue and looks like I can send it back for a replacement.
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 Posted 02/12/2018  6:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Do so, but there are more of these cleaned, than not.

The strike was off to the east, resulting in that area near the west edge that appears "unfinished".
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 Posted 02/12/2018  6:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mail187man to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's kind of what I figured about the "unfinished" date. Usually APMEX will put in the title whether you are buying cleaned or not. Cleaned was not mentioned at all on these, just 8 Reale Cap & Rays AU. I'm not trying to diss APMEX or anything, I like the company and am pretty sure they make it right with their customers. I was disappointed on getting a cleaned a coin.

This is one of the reasons I prefer buying in person as apposed to online.
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 Posted 02/12/2018  7:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have had better luck with eBay than APMEX. APMEX will sometimes show a photo of a random coin instead of the exact one you will get. I have purchased coins on APMEX that they claim are AU or MS, but instead are polished or cleaned. I'm not trying to say APMEX is bad, just saying that I prefer eBay.
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How to identify cleaned coins: http://goccf.com/t/319679
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