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joe dert 01-15-2019 07:59 PM

1867 IH "restored"
 
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Crusty beach find... sometimes you gotta get aggressive.. stripped her bare..then dressed her... now a couple finishing touches on high spots that got abraided and she's good enough to be accepted as restored...details grade is ok by me considering it was basically worthless before...and it's much more satisfying to view than the uncleaned version..

cellrdwellr 01-15-2019 08:00 PM

That does look awesome, what did it look like before cleaning? Nice work!

joe dert 01-15-2019 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by cellrdwellr (Post 3057214)
That does look awesome, what did it look like before cleaning? Nice work!

Thanks..she was nasty..green and bound with sand..I'll post a before photo on the next one..

marcomo 01-17-2019 01:03 AM

Joe, your coin cleaning looks professional grade. Looking forward to seeing the future before and afters!

kingman mikey 01-17-2019 07:18 AM

Very nice job, looks like brand new.

joe dert 01-17-2019 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by marcomo (Post 3057637)
Joe, your coin cleaning looks professional grade. Looking forward to seeing the future before and afters!

Thank you.. I'm still learning..but I started by simple research and trying suggested chemicals and techniques used by museums and such..nothing much original except custom mixing of certain chemicals..

joe dert 01-17-2019 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by kingman mikey (Post 3057667)
Very nice job, looks like brand new.

Thank you..if I can reach to the level of acceptance for details grading as environmentally damaged then I can fairly call it restored rather than cleaned..

waltr 01-17-2019 11:40 AM

Looks great and would also like to see the before picture and pictures of between steps.

Any sharing of chemicals and process?

joe dert 01-17-2019 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by waltr (Post 3057774)
Looks great and would also like to see the before picture and pictures of between steps.

Any sharing of chemicals and process?

Yeah..why not? I'll try to include more information soon..in the meantime I will quickly post some nickel pics on a new thread about nickels perhaps...

waltr 01-18-2019 07:37 AM

Thanks.

Like my thread on using paint I am still a long way from knowing how to do this.

3.14R8 02-08-2019 08:51 AM

Good job it came out great.

joe dert 02-08-2019 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by 3.14R8 (Post 3066409)
Good job it came out great.

Thank you..I'm not a wizard..just been messing around with known methods..the coin looks ok now..but I won't know for sure it has actually been preserved until some time in the future

L0S3R 02-08-2019 03:39 PM

That looks amazing, Id definitely like to see a before picture


Nox 600
Best find to date - 15g platinum ring and 1876 love token

joe dert 02-08-2019 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by L0S3R (Post 3066568)
That looks amazing, Id definitely like to see a before picture


Nox 600
Best find to date - 15g platinum ring and 1876 love token

If you check my thread titled " the controversial cleaning of copper ..1874 Indian Head " it shows some pics..

joe dert 02-08-2019 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by 3.14R8 (Post 3066409)
Good job it came out great.

Thank you...she's a low grade coin but decent to look at..

Princess 02-08-2019 09:07 PM

Very nice work! Congrats on your find and on its beautiful restoration. :clapping:

joe dert 02-08-2019 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Princess (Post 3066731)
Very nice work! Congrats on your find and on its beautiful restoration. :clapping:

Thank you... I'm flattered to be complimented by a princess...jesters like myself usually get little notice...

treasureguy56 02-27-2019 11:05 AM

help
 
a test

treasureguy56 02-27-2019 12:11 PM

Looks Like It Works Wonders
 
Joe Dert ,
Joe Im quite intrigued as so many other folks are that have read your post on this subject . Inquiring minds would like to know how you achieved this level of success in your restoration process or cleaning process ???
We all know it will take some level of trial and error on our parts , but your process seams to be very promising , your results are very impressive .
I dug an 1859 Indian Head Fatty many moons ago that had very strong details , but I wanted to clean it up some but was unexperienced with electrolysis ( I was in my early 20's ) and I ruined a great coin . So any details you could share about your process would be appreciated .
Thanks Joe :grin:

Waveoff 02-27-2019 03:00 PM

Wow that thing looks great! Nice job fixing it up.


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