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3 Lincoln Cent For Grading - Cleaned Or Not Cleaned?

 
 
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 Posted 01/10/2019  2:49 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Treasureman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Have not been having much luck on sending Lincoln cents in for grading. Of the last 3 I sent to PCGS, 2 came back Cleaned AU details.

Trying to get better at identifying the characteristics of cleaned coins. Here are 3 Lincoln Cents photographed. I see on the first one, different color around the words. Was wondering if that is a sign. The last one shows, what appears to be streaking on the coin. Thoughts and comments greatly appreciated.






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 Posted 01/10/2019  3:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
63 RB but possibly rubbed, AU-58 and no grade w/o reverse pic.



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Here is the missing photo for the last cent
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 Posted 01/10/2019  4:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Illegaltender to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps slight rubbing or maybe a dip. They don't seem "cleaned" persay to me.
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The 1909S is cleaned, maybe not the others
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09 - 64RB, looks just slightly off in color in the reverse middle. It may have had an old cleaning, those tones/colors are typical of that...so it's questionable.

31D- Tough coin to find in red. Coloring is quite uneven, it may have been cleaned at some point as someone probably wanted a full red coin and these are very hard to find in MS red. MS-63

09S - Looks great to me, some woodgraining. Looks like someone removed something from the reverse though, right wheat stalk & near the bottom of the left stalk, ....close call for that. MS-64
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The only one questionable to me is the 1909. Its got some weird coloring as noted above. The rest look great!
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Actually all 3 coins look off color to me .
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All three look like unnatural surfaces, so cleaned.
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Thanks to ALL for the info!! I picked up an entire Lincoln cent collection in AU to BU conditions, and it looks like most of the earlier coins have been cleaned/dipped at some time.
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All look like they have questionable surfaces. Un-cleaned coins are much more desirable and are easier to find. You have a better chance of getting an uncleaned coin if you purchase coins that are straight graded by a TPG.
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