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Old 04-21-2016, 03:20 PM
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This large cent had a green hard stubborn "cement-like" layer , unfortunately it also had a small amount of pitting hiding under this layer but despite this i'm very happy with the results .
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Old 04-21-2016, 04:47 PM
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Looks nice!
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:17 AM
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What did you do to it?

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What did you do to it?

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I'm curious also as to the methods you used to clean that one up.

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What did you do to it?

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I used some dental picks and great care to remove the hard layer .

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That really came out great !! Congrats
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I used some dental picks and great care to remove the hard layer .
Great work! I've got to try that

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Old 04-24-2016, 12:40 AM
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another recent find before and after the first cleaning
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another recent find before and after the first cleaning
Holy cow, you turned that thing from toast to beautiful! Hmmm i wonder how much a large cent in that shape (after cleaning) is worth...
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WOW, I have some things I should send you for cleaning

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Could you post a picture of the dental pics? And maybe explain a bit more about your cleaning methods? You really did a fantastic job

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Good job!

As a former Auto Tech (wrench turner) with four large tool boxes filled to the brim with tools, I have a small drawer filled with dental and other picks that I haven't even thought of using for this. Thanks for the idea!
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I just learned another way to clean the coins using something like a pick type deal. My wife was sitting at the table working away at something while I am finishing my surfing here before I leave. I look over and she is picking away at a token I found trying to see some of the lettering. She is using an ink pen cap (you know the old Bic pens that have caps and it has a long piece on the cap that is pointed, does anyone else have these still lol). I like it, it seems like it would cause less damage because it's plastic and semi-soft (sure it can damage but less of a chance than using metal). I told her that and she just smiled and said "see i am not as dumb as you think"
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Originally Posted by BlackRain View post
Could you post a picture of the dental pics? And maybe explain a bit more about your cleaning methods? You really did a fantastic job

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these are just your average run of the mill types , I use to remove or loosen the dirt . These will scratch the soft copper if you come in contact with the harder stainless steel tool.
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That turned out good! Must have taken a while
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Originally Posted by Uncletroy View post
Holy cow, you turned that thing from toast to beautiful! Hmmm i wonder how much a large cent in that shape (after cleaning) is worth...
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.

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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.
Actually they were pretty worthless before the cleaning now i could get a few $$ for them Ron.

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Actually they were pretty worthless before the cleaning now i could get a few $$ for them Ron.
I agree they are worth more now than before, what I meant is there is no grading system for cleaned coins, uncleaned you can put a grade to it and a value, cleaned coins are worth what someone is willing to pay. being underground takes it's toll on all coin values, most collectors just don't want them. Don't get me wrong you did an amazing job cleaning them and brought back some value to an otherwise worthless coin. I think they came out great.

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Another large cent from last weekend . before and after pictures
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