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Old 06-21-2016, 07:52 AM
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You should make a time lapse video or something. How long does this take you?

You should also make a video on how to find so many large cents!

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Old 06-21-2016, 09:05 AM
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That came out really great Dan!

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You really did a great job .wow !

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Old 06-30-2016, 06:23 PM
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Awesome Del!! Don't know how I missed this thread until now?!?

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WOW, what a nice find. Congratulations. Thanks for sharing, probably the only way I will see one of those. lol

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Another ugly copper at first
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:16 PM
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Awesome work man! That's got to take some time...

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Great work del,

Do you do any soaking of the coins before cleaning?

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Old 07-15-2016, 12:26 PM
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Yeah those coins look fantastic. You should post a video of the process. I've used toothpicks and coins that have loose dirt, sure I can remove that but the stuff that's caked on there, how do u remove that without scratching the coin? For example, here's a shielded nickel I've found...I've used a ton of toothpicks trying to clean it and i was able to make it out but this is the best I could do. Can I get this any cleaner? Tell us your secrets Del 😀
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Here is an Indian that started out pretty crusty but turned out beautiful












Originally Posted by Good Luck Jack View post
Yeah those coins look fantastic. You should post a video of the process. I've used toothpicks and coins that have loose dirt, sure I can remove that but the stuff that's caked on there, how do u remove that without scratching the coin? For example, here's a shielded nickel I've found...I've used a ton of toothpicks trying to clean it and i was able to make it out but this is the best I could do. Can I get this any cleaner? Tell us your secrets Del 😀
Shield Nickles are made of copper and Nickle composite and while I have seen a few clean up decent they have a tendency to pit and look a bit "gritty" . yours looks like it has a hard almost crystallized like corrosion toothpicks are not strong enough to remove this as the tips are too soft and they break. I would suggest a harder material or tool.

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Beautiful!

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I have two coins sitting in olive oil right now but it looks like the oil has reached its level.
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here is a recent King George II farthing i recovered before and after cleaning . It had some significant wear to it but i'm happy to get most of the legends and the 1749 date .
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Got most of the dark stain off the big silver
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Originally Posted by Ron 71 View post
Those did come out very nice but a cleaned coin is worthless to a collector, the only way they can have collector value is if it's a key to the series.
To a collector who is in it for the money, but a collector who just likes to have examples of nice coins, and doesn't want to pay for graded ones, they'd be more than happy with this.

Looks great!

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An almost unrecognizable and worn King George I that had some very stubborn hard crud on it but cleaned up well .
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I agree with the others, would love to see a time lapse video. Great work!
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