1909 s wheat penny cleaned?

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1909 s wheat penny cleaned?

#1 Unread post by Brandon307 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:58 pm

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?
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Re: 1909 s wheat penny cleaned?

#2 Unread post by Daniel » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:01 pm

Image are not cropped but it looks like it could have been cleaned but $160 is too much.

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Re: 1909 s wheat penny cleaned?

#3 Unread post by Brandon307 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:06 pm

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!

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Re: 1909 s wheat penny cleaned?

#4 Unread post by Daniel » 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.

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#5 Unread post by Brandon307 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:05 am

Thank you for the info. Really appreciate it.

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Re: 1909 s wheat penny cleaned?

#6 Unread post by Paul » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:17 am

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.

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Re: 1909 s wheat penny cleaned?

#7 Unread post by BABAKAFSHAR » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:03 am

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)

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