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Has this coin been cleaned?

Panda4456Panda4456 Posts: 362 ✭✭✭
edited March 12, 2022 10:58PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I was told this is an au 1909 s/s peso. Based on the photos, do you think this coin has been cleaned? Sorry the photos aren’t the best but you guys are good at this.



  • airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,898 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Best I can tell from those photos is a solid maybe

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  • Panda4456Panda4456 Posts: 362 ✭✭✭

    @airplanenut said:
    Best I can tell from those photos is a solid maybe

    I am 100% certain that maybe is correct haha

  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't know but if it were mine I would remove all doubt and clean it. :s:D

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,478 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A nice clean wire brush will take care of that (not)

  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’m gunna say cleaned or environmental damage ( perhaps some acidic compounds).
    I might scrub er up.

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  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 2,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It might be from a stay in the ocean. I believe (not certain) that many coins ended up in the bay at Manilla during WW2.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If it has not been cleaned, it should be.... :D Well, at least a judicious acetone soak, then evaluate further. Cheers, RickO

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,378 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If it's a valuable rare coin, it may be worth the cost of getting it professionally conserved and slabbed at one of the major grading services. If it's a low value coin, a soak in acetone wouldn't hurt it and may actually help it by possibly removing whatever is on this coin.

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  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,831 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 13, 2022 11:52AM

    I would say yes in left field of both obverse and reverse (even a small area of coin cleaned makes it cleaned)

    the parallel small scratches are the visible sign - a slim chance what I am seeing are die clashes (hit another die)
    or die polish (mint sandpapered the die which causes RAISED lines in fields)

    of course you can never be sure from a picture and some coins having both die polish and cleaning are confusing

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,341 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Start with the acetone dip and go from there.

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  • Che_GrapesChe_Grapes Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Try to look for hairlines under bright light and at a ~45% angle

  • Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    She needs another round but this time put her in a airtight or get her in a holder if it’s not to late.

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