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In what universe is this coin NOT CLEANED?



Grading services, especially PCGS, seem to give a pass to high ticket or marque coins.

I tried this once before but it got bogged down on the peripheral issue of the role of the auctions houses in this issue. It drives me crazy when I send in a perfectly good coin and get it back "code 92" or improperly cleaned or maybe that's code brown. Here is another shining example of a coin that is er... Proof-61?

Or should it be Proof Unc details?

The upper red arrow shows a protected where the abrasive cleaner could not reach and the lower arrow show the "hairlines" or improper cleaning marks on Liberty's leg. These features eliminate the possibility that these are just highly reflective die polishing marks.

What if this were a 1983 Kennedy half with the same surface, what do you think the grade would be?



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