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Cleaned or Not Cleaned...

Coll3ctorColl3ctor Posts: 3,308 ✭✭✭
edited May 29, 2022 12:58PM in U.S. Coin Forum

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  • FlatwoodsFlatwoods Posts: 4,122 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It has a cleaned look from the pics.
    Hard to judge by pics but after looking at millions of coins, it says that.

  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They all look cleaned to me.

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,400 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From those photos I would say yes.

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  • thefinnthefinn Posts: 2,646 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cleaned but looks acceptable.

  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,119 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lighted for sure, doesn’t look scrubbed

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    All three appear to have been cleaned.... Cheers, RickO

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 44,842 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They look dipped. Not sure if the grading services would consider dipping to be cleaned.

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  • Coll3ctorColl3ctor Posts: 3,308 ✭✭✭

    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 :s

  • kazkaz Posts: 9,012 ✭✭✭✭✭

    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.

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Burnished with a cloth.

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  • Project NumismaticsProject Numismatics Posts: 1,159 ✭✭✭✭✭

    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.

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,480 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They all look cleaned to me too...

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  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 10,873 ✭✭✭✭✭

    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!

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