1857 SEATED LIBERTY HALF DOLLAR PCGS MS 63 LUSTROUS SILVERY WHITE TOUCH OF AMBER. Heavy die polish in the obverse upper fields. I sent this in for reconsideration because I was concerned the diagonal patches were post mint artifacts. Upon inspection of this coin, it has been determined that the grade of MS63 is appropriate and the coin will remain at this grade level.
The striations that you have noticed, running at a 45 degree angle on the obverse, are not the result of cleaning but rather die polish. It was a common occurrence to polish the dies, usually with an emery board, if the dies were found to have clash marks, pitting, rusting, or normal deterioration from striking thousands of planchets. Die polish can range from subtle to almost comical. I have seen coins where the die polish is almost all you can notice.As this coin is great for the grade, I will have it re-received as a reholder with true view as you requested. Anyway, glad to have this one back. The item "1857 SEATED LIBERTY HALF DOLLAR PCGS MS 63 LUSTROUS SILVERY WHITE TOUCH OF AMBER" is in sale since Sunday, February 21, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Half Dollars\Seated Liberty (1839-91)". The seller is "cucamongacoin" and is located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.