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1854 gold $1 coin—would like expert opinion please

 
 
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 Posted 07/06/2018  3:35 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Imag8r to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Another of my dads coins—would like opinion on grading and poss value—thanks

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 Posted 07/06/2018  4:14 pm  Show Profile   Check Ploopy's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Ploopy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This one is somewhere in the low AU range, looks like there are scratches near the date/bust, so imo it would grade AU details scratched, possibly wiped. AU details examples have sold online for $200-$250 usually.
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 Posted 07/06/2018  5:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
High EF, details, cleaned. I liked your $3 but this one isn't very attractive.
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 Posted 07/06/2018  6:29 pm  Show Profile   Check Onedollarbillnut's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Onedollarbillnut to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is the scarce type 2 gold dollar
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 Posted 07/06/2018  7:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Low AU details, lacks eye appeal.
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 Posted 07/06/2018  10:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Imag8r to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Would you say this was cleaned?
—it looks like some horizontal lines on it but cant tell
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 Posted 07/06/2018  10:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yes, it looks wiped
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 Posted 07/07/2018  08:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Imag8r to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Got a question
—on this coin and other gold coins I am told it was wiped:
—does that mean cleaned?
—if its AU and gold which is very delicate couldnt it just be from rubbing against cloth in pocket of pants as part of being circulated?
—will it get graded when wiped or when cleaned by grading company—thanks
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 Posted 07/07/2018  08:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU-50 Details, cleaned
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 Posted 07/07/2018  08:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yes, wiping is one form of cleaning. dipping (in acid) and wire brushing are others. so called coin doctors are always looking to deceive folks into thinking that damage is normal wear.

gold is soft so it is possible the placing a gold coin in a pocket may result in marks that resemble wiping. the lesson is don't place valuable coin in your pocket unless you are trying to wear it down on purpose.

depending on the severity, a grading company may say it is cleaned or give it a grade deeming the wipe slight enough to be market acceptable.

grading has a subjective component which sometimes results in experienced, reasonable graders to come to different conclusions.
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 Posted 07/08/2018  7:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU-50 details, cleaned
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