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1932-D Washington Quarter Graded AU53! Really?

 
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 Posted 04/16/2018  10:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks OK to me. Scratches may well be on the holder. Seller has great rep and tons of sales.
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 Posted 04/16/2018  10:15 am  Show Profile   Check CoinCollector2000's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2000 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like the right grade, could possibly be a 55 on a good day
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 Posted 04/16/2018  10:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like it's been cleaned in the past and has retoned around the edges.

I see nothing wrong with the grade.
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 Posted 04/16/2018  10:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks OK to me, too!
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 Posted 04/16/2018  2:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I can see why it doesn't have any bids - not very attractive and has alot of wear.
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 Posted 04/16/2018  2:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
53 looks right. Toning DOESN'T affect the technical grade, although toning does affect eye appeal and, hence, value.
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 Posted 04/16/2018  3:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They can call it a 63 but I don't like it at all . Sometimes 45's look better .
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 Posted 04/16/2018  8:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KenKat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unattractive toning and a lower tier slab equals NO SALE!
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 Posted 04/19/2018  11:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No takers the first time. Looks like he relisted it. I wasn't to interested in the grade. I guess I'm out numbered. Only SilverDollar2017 and I think it might have been cleaned. I think what I see are scratches on the coin, not the slab. It's weird, if those scratches are on the slab they are directly over the coin. Why not the rest of the slab?

Anyway, if those scratches are on the coin, I can't see ICG giving it a straight grade. I'll never know, the coin will never be in my hand to find out.
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It's definitely been cleaned in the past. I see many hairlines on the coin. It has since re-toned around the edges. ICG deemed it market acceptable and gave it a straight grade.
Notice how the color in the middle of the coin resembles a cleaned coin, while the edges of the coin are brown in color.
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 Posted 04/19/2018  11:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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It's definitely been cleaned in the past. I see many hairlines on the coin.



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Notice how the color in the middle of the coin resembles a cleaned coin, while the edges of the coin are brown in color.


My exact thoughts as well.
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 Posted 04/23/2018  12:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ratman4762 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Seller calls it a "DETAILS" coin in the description. (capitalized)
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 Posted 04/29/2018  10:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU-53 details, cleaned
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 Posted 04/29/2018  6:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add two_tonevf35 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, fugly, absolutely cleaned
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 Posted 04/29/2018  8:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So now the question: How did that cleaned, details, scratched coin get into that straight graded slab? It happened/was slabbed years ago when these anomalies weren't taken into consideration?
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