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Lebanon
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 Posted 01/22/2020  4:08 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add chronos to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,
Do you think these coins are cleaned or not?
And what would you grade them considering the observe only
A seller send me those pics
(the coins are Lebanon 50 piastres 1933,1936 and 25piastres )


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01/22/2020 4:09 pm
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Canada
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 Posted 01/22/2020  7:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silver101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a little hard to be certain from those pictures. However silver oxidizes over time and tarnishes...old silver coins are therefore almost always toned which those aren't. That's often a tell-tale sign. Another is fine little scratches that tend to sort of align with each other - these occur when a coin is scrubbed but can usually only be seen under magnification.
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United States
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 Posted 01/25/2020  06:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I find it difficult to think those are not cleaned. Very old coins should have some dirt inside or near letters and numbers. Those have none.
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Australia
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 Posted 01/25/2020  07:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Luster looks to be reasonably undisturbed. Perhaps it was cleaned with acetone, but acetone is unable to remove patina, so I guess that there wasn't much patina to begin with.

I have no idea how to grade these, but my guess is that they may be around AU condition, and thus one of the reasons for not having a patina.
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