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1853 Halfpenny - 3 Over 2, And Cleaned?

 
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 Posted 06/20/2022  09:20 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Kipster to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Afternoon all,

Hope you're all well.

Just acquired this nice little halfpenny. But two questions:

Is it a 3 over 2 in the date?

Are there signs of minor corrosion around the face of Victoria which may have been cleaned?




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06/20/2022 09:20 am
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 Posted 06/20/2022  10:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Personally, I don't see any signs of cleaning. Beautiful example.
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 Posted 06/20/2022  12:24 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Doesn't look cleaned to me.
Heavy die cracks and Die Deterioration, possibly rusted dies?

I see the mark under the left side upper of the 3, but not below the right upper loop of the 3, and all 1853/2 the 8 is also strongly repunched to the north, and there is usually heavy recutting/repunching on the C in VICTORIA and the T, I, and A in GRATIA.

Lovely example in my opinion.
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 Posted 06/20/2022  1:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kipster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks both.

I seem to have a fixation with whether things have been cleaned or not. It's unhealthy.
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 Posted 06/23/2022  11:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice original AU-53 coin. Does not appear to have been cleaned.
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