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1909 s wheat penny cleaned?

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:58 pm
by Brandon307
Just recently purchased this coin on Ebay for a hefty 160USD. Seller claims it is VF+++ after receiving it in the mail today and examining the coin, I feel like it has been cleaned. Any input? Did I get a bad deal?

Re: 1909 s wheat penny cleaned?

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:01 pm
by Daniel
Image are not cropped but it looks like it could have been cleaned but $160 is too much.

Re: 1909 s wheat penny cleaned?

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:06 pm
by Brandon307
What would you say this coin is worth at most? And what do you mean the photos aren't cropped? Thank you for your response!

Re: 1909 s wheat penny cleaned?

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:10 pm
by Daniel
You didn't crop around your coin, it's a bunch of space with a tiny coin in the middle. The shouldn't have been more than $100.

Re: 1909 s wheat penny cleaned?

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:05 am
by Brandon307
Thank you for the info. Really appreciate it.

Re: 1909 s wheat penny cleaned?

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:17 am
by Paul
Daniel wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:10 pm
You didn't crop around your coin, it's a bunch of space with a tiny coin in the middle. The shouldn't have been more than $100.

:agree:
No "VDB" here.......

Re: 1909 s wheat penny cleaned?

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:03 am
by BABAKAFSHAR
It’s been cleaned with a toothbrush (I have done it and the coins looks like yours after cleaning with a lot of tiny scratches that runs everywhere)