There appears to be a raised area above the word liberty, so the coin may have been jewelry. There are so many counterfeits in this series, and they are difficult to spot. If you are buying online, stick to the $2.50 in the TPG holders. On the $2.50 the field in front and behind the eagle's head is the easiest area to spot a cleaning.
I agree, the pics don't allow for any meaningful opinions. I'm not a fan of sellers using cutesy angled pics. They hide more than they reveal. Maybe nudge the seller to give you head-on natural light pics?