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Old 01-19-2017, 09:23 PM
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nicely done! gotta love big silver!!! im just down the road from ya in Nanaimo
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Old 04-03-2017, 12:08 AM
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nicely done! gotta love big silver!!! im just down the road from ya in Nanaimo
Hello and greetings from Courtenay! Do you get out hunting often?

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Old 04-04-2017, 10:19 PM
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Sherp, Nice finds, but that Loonie sure has been roughed up!

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Old 04-04-2017, 10:27 PM
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Huge silver and huge congrats ! ,,,,,hh
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Old 04-06-2017, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by SherpaJones View post
So today I decided to start cleaning this by electrolysis. I sort of McGyvered it with 4 AA batteries in parallel and tin foil as leads to the anode and cathode. As the toning diminished, what appears to be a small die crack started to appear above the lettering over George VI. I found a picture of a very similar, but more pronounced die crack on a '43 half, and in the same location. I'm fairly certain it is a die crack and not a scratch, as the metal is bright along the line making it more defined. If it was a scratch, it would probably still have toning, like all the other low relief areas. Also it would likely not be so fine. I don't think it will add much or anything to the value, as it is well circulated and cleaned by a hack electrolysis job, but it is still interesting.

First picture is of my coin, second is of a similar one I found by google search. Unfortunately I don't have a better camera, so this is the best I can show.
McGyver Electrolisis - i would like to see a photo of that setup if you have one. I think it turned out very well, and it wasn't "over powered"
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Old 04-06-2017, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by GeneralQuarters View post
Sherp, Nice finds, but that Loonie sure has been roughed up!
You should see the modern quarters I pull off the beach! Since they are nickel plated steel they come out as balls of rust. Kinda ring up like a bottle cap.

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