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Old 12-25-2016, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by NMsilver View post
I know, I know. Please understand that many coin collectors have a neurotic obsession with the treatment of coins, we can get weird about it.
Please just promise us one thing- you'll carefully check all coins for key or semi-key dates/mintmarks before you scour them.

Oh, and try the glass scouring powder for silver, instead of the brass brush, trust me.
Again, if you read the article, I've pointed out that "If I can't retire off of them, I clean 'em!" Which can be loosely inferred that I'm looking up questionable coins. In fact, also in this post, I've noted that I've ordered most of the coins shown for the purposes of checking their signatures under my detector so I already know what they're worth because I paid for them.
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by OP3CRIMSIN View post
Again, if you read the article, I've pointed out that "If I can't retire off of them, I clean 'em!" Which can be loosely inferred that I'm looking up questionable coins. In fact, also in this post, I've noted that I've ordered most of the coins shown for the purposes of checking their signatures under my detector so I already know what they're worth because I paid for them.
I paid $5 once for a $200 coin... ive also paid 5 cents for a 600$ coin. I can say that some of the coins you cleaned are not cheap by any means.

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Old 12-28-2016, 12:59 AM
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I paid $5 once for a $200 coin... ive also paid 5 cents for a 600$ coin. I can say that some of the coins you cleaned are not cheap by any means.
Then I guess I got a screaming deal!
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Old 12-28-2016, 04:15 AM
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Then I guess I got a screaming deal!
possibly, fyi i got mine on feebay. the 200$ coin was labled in a group of large cents as an 1828... the $600 coin i got in a coin roll. i didn't realize until i recieved it. i can say i would have loved to get some like you had, my silver is not too old.

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Old 12-28-2016, 05:48 PM
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possibly, fyi i got mine on feebay. the 200$ coin was labled in a group of large cents as an 1828... the $600 coin i got in a coin roll. i didn't realize until i recieved it. i can say i would have loved to get some like you had, my silver is not too old.
Wow! Find a keydate shield or something? Pics? Oh, and my actual finds so far are a 1913 Barber dime dug, a 43 war nickel dug, a 48 washington dug, a 100 Dinar Iranian copper dug, and a 59 silver rosie from coin roll. The rest were purchased.
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:18 PM
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Wow! Find a keydate shield or something? Pics? Oh, and my actual finds so far are a 1913 Barber dime dug, a 43 war nickel dug, a 48 washington dug, a 100 Dinar Iranian copper dug, and a 59 silver rosie from coin roll. The rest were purchased.

Heres a pic. I can say 1909 ih pennys are about 16 in g-4 and large cents are 20-30 in g-4

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I have to say ,as a coin dealer, you're making me cringe with those photos. You took coins with nice natural toning and completely ruined them and totally destroyed their value in the process. The luster doesn't match the wear of the coin and it just looks horrible. I suppose as long as you like it, that's all that matters, but suggesting this method to others is doing this forum a disservice imo.

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Originally Posted by Glennz View post
Heres a pic. I can say 1909 ih pennys are about 16 in g-4 and large cents are 20-30 in g-4

If you believe that, I'll sell you full rolls for $5 a coin. You can more than triple your money.

Yes I'm serious.

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Any brushing on a valuable coin, even with a soft brass brush, will literally destroy their resale value. I'm afraid I have to agree with swinglow, you have ruined these coins and I hope no one else tries this with their valuable finds.

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Originally Posted by goldpaninut View post
Any brushing on a valuable coin, even with a soft brass brush, will literally destroy their resale value. I'm afraid I have to agree with swinglow, you have ruined these coins and I hope no one else tries this with their valuable finds.
+1 I'm a lifelong coin collector and I agree. If you are doing it to please yourself, and don't care about the ending value of the coin, it is your property to do with as you wish. The 1909 Indian cent was the color and toning that it should be for its age and condition. Stripping the patina makes it undesirable for a coin collector, as the result is an unnatural color + scratches. I'm Posting only to make you aware of the consequences of this process on collectible coins. Seriously, you can have a $500 dollar coin and polish it into a coin having only bullion value. This does not apply so much to very worn or corroded coins, as they are collectible more as relics than rare coins. My 2cents.
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I like it, I don't care if it diminishes the value or not.. I never sell anything I find anyway..

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