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 Posted 10/12/2018  12:20 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add 1796NoPole to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was wondering what you all think about this 1852 large cent. It looks to me on its face to be a nice AU+, but it could easily make star at NGC. This coin is on fire. It's got a lot of luster on it, great toning, is absolutely blazing red in the crevices, and what looks like a terrific strike as well; I could shave with those rims. And I'm suspicious of it precisely because it just seems too nice. Neither the toning nor the red gives off an especially artificial feeling to me, but I've never seen a cent look like this before; I have seen a Bust half with a similar "glowing" look, but never on copper. If it's all good there, should I be concerned about a cleaning/dipping and retoning? How would you price this example? Is it worth sending in? Thanks


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 Posted 10/12/2018  01:17 am  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Reverse has a gouge / damage (look at the bottom left wreath bow), and that toning is NOT natural. It's been recolored or is retoning over a cleaning.

A later die state on a crummy planchet, with lots of flow lines and crumbling rims.




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 Posted 10/12/2018  08:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks cleaned and damaged to me. I'd pass on that one...
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 Posted 10/12/2018  08:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jerryc39 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
agree with others assessments about this coin.
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 Posted 10/12/2018  08:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with the others.
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 Posted 10/12/2018  11:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Right, definitely cleaned.



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 Posted 10/12/2018  11:37 am  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Problem coin, been worked over.
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When buying raw large cents, stick with chocolate brown examples.
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 Posted 10/12/2018  4:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1796NoPole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the comments, I knew it looked a little too good to be true.
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 Posted 10/12/2018  6:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MeadowviewCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

When I looked at the photos I noticed the coin has a pinkish color in places which generally indicates cleaning of some sort.

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 Posted 10/12/2018  9:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kurrency Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cleaned and being retoned to an artificial appearance.

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 Posted 10/13/2018  09:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Regardless of the cleaning, still in great shape.
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When I was young we'd drop Lincolns into a glass of vinegar and get the same result. Why I can not remember. Kids being kids I suppose.
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