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Old 06-13-2016, 08:50 PM
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Default Is there any hope for this V Nickel?

My oldest coin find so far a 1904 V-Nickel, and it looks like this...



Is there anything I can do to bring out the details a bit? Wold love to make it look nice enough to display.
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:05 PM
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Tumble it with your clad.

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Tumble , Good Luck
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Nice find. Congratulations.

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There is a product called Nik-A-date which helps bring out details on nickels.
I have also had success with 0000 steel wool

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Originally Posted by Stevo View post
Tumble it with your clad.
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Tumble , Good Luck
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How long should I leave it in? I have a tumbler, but have never tumbled coins.
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Originally Posted by SheltieGuy1966 View post
How long should I leave it in? I have a tumbler, but have never tumbled coins.
I let mine run overnight.

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Spit and scrub with tinfoil... Works wonders... and it won't scratch the coin

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Old 11-22-2016, 11:19 PM
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I Brillo pad my nickels. (The last time I publicly said this, I was PM'd a stern warning.) But I really don't think a dug nickel has much or any collector value anyway. Scrub 'em!!!
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I Brillo pad my nickels. (The last time I publicly said this, I was PM'd a stern warning.) But I really don't think a dug nickel has much or any collector value anyway. Scrub 'em!!!
Right with you there Brother! Who gives a tinkers cuss about nickels! I dont even check for the 'war' ones anymore!
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Nickels are very often pure garbage when dug, even if they were like new when lost. You can't really hurt the value any more than nature already has, so try whatever until it's clean enough or completely smooth. LOL

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Originally Posted by SheltieGuy1966 View post
Is there anything I can do to bring out the details a bit? Wold love to make it look nice enough to display.


This thread might be helpful: http://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=198641
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Tumbling can't hurt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMcWWNZuvCo

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