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Old 10-12-2017, 09:23 AM
dickn52 dickn52 is offline
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As a foolish child in the early 50's, we used to rub mercury on coins to 'shine them up'. Used our hands with out gloves too...
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Old 10-22-2017, 10:52 AM
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I have four silver wheat back Lincolns, one being a 1943, all stamped on dime planchets. These are common to find in big rare coin auctions but iíd guess that because of their rarity, oft-planchet coins were never lost.

Many of the cheaper examples were cleaned, scratched or filed on the edge to test for plating. Itís too bad that the owners cut the value in half by doing so. Cheap ones sell for $300-500/each. My 1943, albeit damaged, is a $2000 coin.

Metal detectors are a good tool to test for genuineness.

Iíll post some decent pics soon.
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