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Old 03-13-2018, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Cfmct View post
Could you enlarge the pictures of the decrepit FP's
How about a picture of my current cache of a year of them? AND if you look carefully they're "Fat Free"!
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Btw, what do you do with those crusty pennies? I'm guessing the banks won't take them so do you have a bucket of them at home?
I separate the pennies from the other clad in 2 different pretzel jars. As you can see the penny jar is almost full. I will go through the jar in a couple of weeks during my Spring Break and "triage" the pennies. Shiny ones and those that don't need cleaning will go in a Tupperware. Those that just need a bit of tumbling will get tumbled. Then I'll see how many of the bad ones I can save by hammering the crust off 1st and then tumbling. Some will not be salvageable and those I will save for when I visit Connecticut beaches one day which I believe are lacking in this much maligned type of currency.
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Earl, if I did this hobby to only find gold I would've quit 10 years ago. For the time I've put in detecting, a part time job at McDonald's would've earned me more money than all the gold and silver I've found. BUT WHAT I CAN SAY is that all my detectors have MORE than paid for themselves! AND I have also paid for 2 over month long trips to Spain (one with my daughter) with just some the stuff I've sold.
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by FelixtheCat View post
I don't know how long that was down there before I found it but this is the only beach I have found a Merc and a Buffalo. Despite electrolysis and hours of tumbling this is the best I can get it to.
'eh, it is still pretty neat! I've had some miserable results when trying to do electrolysis and I think yours still turned out better than mine.

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Old 03-13-2018, 04:52 PM
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Thanks for the update on the cleaning Felix. Maybe the hammer would have been better on the crust but I guess either way you'd be endangering the ???ivory??? face.

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Thanks for the update on the cleaning Felix. Maybe the hammer would have been better on the crust but I guess either way you'd be endangering the ???ivory??? face.
I didn't consider that it might be ivory . I think you may be right! Thanks!!

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Old 03-13-2018, 05:50 PM
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I didn't consider that it might be ivory . I think you may be right! Thanks!!
THe clean up looks pretty good considering how long that cameo was in the surf. Looks OLD!

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Originally Posted by FelixtheCat View post
I don't know how long that was down there before I found it but this is the only beach I have found a Merc and a Buffalo. Despite electrolysis and hours of tumbling this is the best I can get it to.
By tumbling it you appear to have removed some of the detail from the cameo.

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By tumbling it you appear to have removed some of the detail from the cameo.
I realize that's what it looks like but it's really more of a lighting issue.

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Old 03-13-2018, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by FelixtheCat View post
How about a picture of my current cache of a year of them? AND if you look carefully they're "Fat Free"!

They might be fat free but need a warning for people who have high blood pressure not to attempt to drink the broth you are going to make

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Old 03-15-2018, 11:37 AM
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That's a pretty cool find, even if crudded up......

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Old 03-18-2018, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by FelixtheCat View post
I realize that's what it looks like but it's really more of a lighting issue.
Oh. Ok. Could be.

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