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It has a cleaned look from the pics.
Hard to judge by pics but after looking at millions of coins, it says that.
They all look cleaned to me.
From those photos I would say yes.
Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.
Cleaned but looks acceptable.
Lighted for sure, doesn’t look scrubbed
11.5$ Southern Dollars, The little “Big Easy” set
All three appear to have been cleaned.... Cheers, RickO
They look dipped. Not sure if the grading services would consider dipping to be cleaned.
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I'm trying to put a complete set together of F15 to VF30 and it's so hard to find them then when you do they are messed with
It's very tricky to find unmolested examples in those grades unless you can examine them closely with the right light. I don't see obvious hairlines on your coins but agree that they look lighter than I would expect suggesting a dip... which many consider acceptable. I buy nice VF Barber halves when I run across them, but unless it's at a show where I can examine raw ones in hand I stick to slabbed.
Burnished with a cloth.
Maybe I’m the contrarian, but the 03-S looks market acceptable. Hard to judge the other two from pics but the color looks a bit off - check for hairlines by rotating under a strong light. If none, might be market acceptable.
I’ve been working on a F12-F15 set for 10 years - it’s so hard. I am rarely able to find any additions - still have about 25 to go.
They all look cleaned to me too...
The 03P looks to be the worst of the three, and fortunately it’s an easier one to replace. The other two look like lightly cleaned, and acceptable (to me anyway) if you’re building an album.
Yes they are difficult to find raw and in the wild. They were difficult ~15 years ago when I was hunting them, and I’m sure by now the vast majority of better dates in original Fine 15 and up have been certified.
Best of luck to you though, it’s a fun and challenging series!