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Two 1917 D Mercury Dimes - Cleaned Or Legit Orginal?

 
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 Posted 12/03/2020  7:49 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add one_fine_dime to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was thinking maybe these two specimens are cleaned, but I'm just not sure...maybe dipped and re-toned? What do you all think, would they likely straight grade with a TPG?

Grade-wise they look pretty decent...wear seems minimal and surfaces clean, though not much luster as far as I can tell. Thanks for your thoughts.







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 Posted 12/03/2020  7:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can't get a good feel from these pics.
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 Posted 12/03/2020  9:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First one, AU Possible cleaning . Nice obverse die crack .
2nd one VF-30 Details cleaned .
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 Posted 12/03/2020  9:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Both au plus- The often overlooked wing on the headdress shows only a touch of wear, no wear on the bands or vertical lines. I would suspect being cleaned.
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 Posted 12/04/2020  04:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Put me in the cleaned camp.
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 Posted 12/04/2020  08:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Makes no difference to me. I need them for my all FSB sets.
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 Posted 12/04/2020  09:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I guess I'm leaning toward cleaned as well.
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 Posted 12/04/2020  10:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My first thoughts were they are both cleaned.
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#1 hard to tell from the pics. Nice OBV die crack! #2 cleaned IMO.
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 Posted 12/05/2020  12:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add perfessor to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice details on both of these coins. I am not sure if the first one was cleaned, maybe. I think the second one was cleaned, especially on the obverse. The darkness of the cap and right in front of the hair doesn't look it was done very well. Still both are very desirable coins. They both look to have split bands.
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