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Does this 1839 LC look off to you?

RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 489 ✭✭✭✭✭

This coin just doesn't look right to me. It's PCGS AU55 but looks cleaned and recolored to me. I could use some second opinions on this one. Thanks.


  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You're right.
    I am hoping it is just the photography.


  • RayboRaybo Posts: 5,266 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I second guess all of my coins, seems like I get more critical the older I get.

  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,895 ✭✭✭✭

    I think it's got that "appearance" but arrived at it legitimately, just how that coin's life went. But get that the appearance can be off-putting.

  • burfle23burfle23 Posts: 2,151 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Curious what you are seeing?

    Obverse comp; reverse looks to match as well:

  • RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 489 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @burfle23 I think the coin is genuine....but the color looks off for an AU55. Compare to my recently purchased 1841.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,963 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The lighting is different in your comparisons, RLS. The 39 lighting is muted without direction whereas the 41 is bright and directional which changes the look, especially of LIBERTY and facial features. I truly think inhand the 39 would look as good.

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  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It could just be lighting and photography but those images give the coin orange highlights that I typically associate with being cleaned and perhaps recolored... tough to say without seeing the coin in hand.

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  • calgolddivercalgolddiver Posts: 1,376 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would suggest finding another example if you don't like the look ... good luck with the quest!

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