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Forum: Stories and Pictures of Finds 03-04-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 24
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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: 332
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: 730
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: 285
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: 417
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: 413
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: 632
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: 632
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: 710
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: 288
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: 288
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: 320
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: 922
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: 922
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: 1,305
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: 447
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: 1,608
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: 1,608
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: 1,608
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: 387
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: 1,586
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: 1,483
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
Forum: Eye Popping, Mind Blowing Finds 09-22-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,483
Posted By Chuckciao
My best and oldest find yet!

Was hunting a park in S.E. Iowa over the weekend and get a choppy signal at 9 inches that I was sure was an Indian Head but to my pleasant surprise, out pops this beautiful 1853 Half Dime with...
Forum: Cleaning Your Finds 08-28-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By Chuckciao
Dark quarters

After tumbling (aquarium stones, dish soap, and water), some quarters come out clean but almost black. Can anyone suggest a way to get these cleaner?
Forum: Help To ID My Finds 08-06-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By Chuckciao
Bullet ID

Can anyone help me with the ID of this found Bullet? Found in a turn of the century park with no Civil War activity possible. The park however was an old farmstead in the late 1800's. Size...
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