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Type Set Addition: 1914 George V 5 Cents

 
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 Posted 08/12/2020  01:53 am Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This example has some nice tone to it, but there are what look to be scratches to the left of the bust which are visible at certain angles. I can't tell if they are die polishing lines or evidence of cleaning. In any case, it looks good in hand.


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 Posted 08/12/2020  06:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silver101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Reverse is particularly nice. As for the obverse, still quite nice and, to quote the closing line of "Some like it hot", no one's perfect....
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 Posted 08/12/2020  1:10 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like normal circulation marks to me, and looks like a nice EF-45 to me.
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Thanks for the comments! When looking for these, I have found I am becoming more paranoid about cleaned coins. On larger coins, it is easier for me to tell what may or may not be normal circulation marks, but with these and the 10 cent pieces I've been looking at, there is so little real estate that normal contact marks can look to correlate as if they were from abrasive cleaning.

Of course, I'm looking for as much original luster as possible, but in the end I would rather have a dark coin with original surfaces than a bright coin that has been cleaned (as I'm sure most collectors would).
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 Posted 08/12/2020  10:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numis-Northerner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Personally I think theh hairlines on the obverse maybe cleaning marks. If not then I'd say AU-50
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