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This is polished right?

Was thinking about getting it, but I have a feeling the value is way lower cause of the polish. Then again I haven’t really seen a large cent that’s polished. Any help or input is appreciated.


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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,492 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 5, 2022 1:44PM

    Looked whizzed to me as well, jmo the reverse does anyway

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,146 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 3, 2022 6:09AM

    I don’t see signs of polishing or abrasive cleaning. Looks like an AU that was dipped awhile ago.
    If it was a silver coin, dipping isn’t that big of a deal. It’s a much bigger problem for copper, as it will likely never retone properly.
    This is a very common coin. No need to buy one with problems.

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A very common date that has been cleaned. Pass.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,020 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The color looks unnatural, but the coin appears to have been cleaned or dipped, not polished.

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  • logger7logger7 Posts: 8,069 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd only want to buy cents that are graded already or from a reputable seller as many of these have been re-toned or fooled with in other ways.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No visible signs of polishing.... Likely dipping as others have said above. Get a slabbed coin, you will be certain of authenticity, condition/grade. Cheers, RickO

  • RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 516 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The coin may have been dipped long ago and recolored. It is an AU coin. You can purchase a Certified mint state coin of this date for under $300. I would suggest you go that route.

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

    Along with the above-mentioned cleaning issues it has several hits. Pass on this one.
    The board is a good source with no tuition.
    Best wishes.

  • Thank you all for your input, now if may ask how do you know it’s been dipped? Is that why it looks more red brown?

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,020 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @EvanCrook1 said:
    Thank you all for your input, now if may ask how do you know it’s been dipped? Is that why it looks more red brown?

    Original, un-dipped examples can display a wide assortment of red, red-brown or brown colors. However, the color of the one you posted doesn’t appear to be original/natural.

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  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,146 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 3, 2022 12:57PM

    Original red:

    Faux red, mostly retoned after decades:


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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,020 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerguy21D said:
    Original red:

    Faux red, mostly retoned after decades:


    Those both look BN to me, not RD.

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  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,146 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was referring to the traces of red, sir….

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  • NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 873 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 4, 2022 5:42PM

    A few things about this coin make me take pause. The color is a little too orange, and the denticles over the "UN" in United looks a little pinkish. Pink is a telltale sign of chemical cleaning and dipping. The roughness under the "N" in United and again under the "ME" America looks more like mechanical cleaning than flow lines. I am not as much an expert as some on this thread, but that is my opinion if I were looking to buy it myself.

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

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