Thanks for the ideas - right online with what I was thinking as well.
Sorry. Camera on the fritz.
Now my question: Would the cleaning have taken it down to AU50? It is very hard to find any hits to the surface and devices. Again, the pics show scratches on the slab.
In fact, in hand it takes tilting it at the right angle to find the cleaning. Tilting it at just the right angle shows an area where the rim and lettering "ES OF AM" on the REV had something removed. That area looks like faint toning appear with a very, very light blueish tint - again - when tilted.
Otherwise a full-on view shows normal luster.
One of these days I will take the time to improve taking good pics!
Close to mint state and nice. Weak gown lines seem pretty standard for pre-1921 Walkers. I'd call it AU-58.
Yes - too bad these all were not fully struck.
Reverse looks flat and lifeless
Totally my pictures doing it. Like I said above - in hand it just looks like normal, beautiful luster.