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Forum: Coinshooters and Relic Hunters 05-06-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,065
Posted By Chuckciao
Congrats!

Congrats!
What a great and unique find for your first silver! I could imagined how excited you were when you found out what it was!
Keep up the great success
HH
Chuck
Forum: How to Use Your Metal Detector 04-21-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By Chuckciao
Bottle Caps

Although this is not a foolproof method to sort bottle caps from coins, it has worked for me in most cases. Slowly swing the coil over the target and at the same time, lift the coil. If the signal...
Forum: War Relic Hunting 04-21-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By Chuckciao
Very Impressive!!!

Impressive Collection!!!! Thanks for sharing.
HH
Chuck
Forum: Stories and Pictures of Finds 03-04-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,014
Posted By Chuckciao
Congrats on the V. It looks like it still has a...

Congrats on the V. It looks like it still has a lot of detail. If you want to clean it up and get that shiny nickel finish back, try soaking it in pure lemon juice and after a few hours, carefully...
Forum: All About Detectors 02-20-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By Chuckciao
Sounds like you are really getting the hang of...

Sounds like you are really getting the hang of your CTX. I began with 50 tone conductive in the beginning and found that all of the tones became overwhelming so I switched to 4 Tone Ferrous. I also...
Forum: Cleaning Your Finds 02-20-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By Chuckciao
Nickel Cleaning

This will definitely work and will get it to sparkle like new. Drop it in a bath of pure lemon juice for a couple of days. Take it out and rub it gently with a very fine grade of steel wool. ...
Forum: Cleaning Your Finds 12-27-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By Chuckciao
If you want that buff to look like new! soak it...

If you want that buff to look like new! soak it in pure lemon juice for a day and then take very fine steel wool and gently rub until it begins to lighten and shine like new. Repeat process as...
Forum: Cleaning Your Finds 12-26-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By Chuckciao
I would soak them in non virgin olive oil for a...

I would soak them in non virgin olive oil for a couple of weeks and then with a wooden toothpick, start to remove the encrusted dirt.
Forum: General Hobby Discussion 12-23-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By Chuckciao
Couldn't have said it better!!!!!

Couldn't have said it better!!!!!
Forum: CRHing 12-18-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By Chuckciao
Both of the silver Rosie's that I found in...

Both of the silver Rosie's that I found in coinstar were very dark and did not look like like you typical silver dime!
Forum: CRHing 12-14-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By Chuckciao
Coin star silver

Did you ever check out the coinstar machines at your local supermarkets? I found two silver Rosie's the other day. The machines seem to reject silver coins.
Our luck I guess!
Forum: How to Use Your Metal Detector 12-03-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By Chuckciao
You nailed it Jason!!!

You nailed it Jason!!!
Forum: What's the Value? 11-15-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Chuckciao
Thanks to all for your interesting and...

Thanks to all for your interesting and informative posts. After looking at some coin values for my specific coin, I decided not to get it cleaned and graded and will just enjoy it as one of my best...
Forum: What's the Value? 11-15-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Chuckciao
Advice on grading

Found this 1853 SL half dime a few months back and would like some opinions about professional cleaning and grading? First of all, is it worth it? If I decide to do it, how do I get started? Any...
Forum: Coinshooters and Relic Hunters 11-03-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By Chuckciao
I have to confess that I always check the coin...

I have to confess that I always check the coin return slot on coin star when I am at the store and finally found my first silver 1946 Rosie!
Forum: Cleaning Your Finds 11-03-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,253
Posted By Chuckciao
Thanks Rudy, That really clarifies the...

Thanks Rudy,
That really clarifies the differences.
Forum: Cleaning Your Finds 11-03-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,253
Posted By Chuckciao
Although this has never been described in detail,...

Although this has never been described in detail, I think it is a matter of expense. Plain olive oil is cheaper than extra virgin! I just blot the coin with a paper towel after the oil bath and...
Forum: Coinshooters and Relic Hunters 11-03-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,523
Posted By Chuckciao
Utrecht is a city in Holland so try to check out...

Utrecht is a city in Holland so try to check out a coins site that features old Dutch coins. good luck and let us know what you find.
Forum: Coinshooters and Relic Hunters 11-02-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By Chuckciao
I would not use the hot peroxide bath on such a...

I would not use the hot peroxide bath on such a great find. Just drop it in plain olive oil and check it every couple of days. As the dirt becomes loose, pick at it with a toothpick. It will take...
Forum: Eye Popping, Mind Blowing Finds 10-14-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,943
Posted By Chuckciao
Thanks, On the CTX 3030, the Silver Pendant...

Thanks,
On the CTX 3030, the Silver Pendant rang up at 12-36/37! Similar to what a half dime would.
HH
Chuck
Forum: Eye Popping, Mind Blowing Finds 10-09-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,943
Posted By Chuckciao
Thanks Capt. Morgan, That's helpful. Any idea...

Thanks Capt. Morgan,
That's helpful. Any idea how old these brooches are?
Forum: Eye Popping, Mind Blowing Finds 10-09-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,943
Posted By Chuckciao
Best Silver Day Ever!

At least once a day, I have been passing this open field with two rusted and battered baseball backstops tucked in the back with the idea that I should hunt it. Well today, I did and scored my best...
Forum: Coinshooters and Relic Hunters 10-05-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Chuckciao
I'm 69 and can usually hunt for 3 hours straight....

I'm 69 and can usually hunt for 3 hours straight. In really hot and humid weather, it drops to two.
Forum: Eye Popping, Mind Blowing Finds 09-23-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,097
Posted By Chuckciao
Great find

Congrats on your great find. This is the true meaning of digging history! Do you ever think of the person who dropped it? Their life,etc.?
Forum: Eye Popping, Mind Blowing Finds 09-22-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,893
Posted By Chuckciao
Thanks frankiefry. So far, I only rubbed it...

Thanks frankiefry. So far, I only rubbed it between my fingers under water. Do you have any suggestions on how I should clean it?
Thanks
Chuck
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