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Old 02-01-2018, 04:14 PM
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Default Lets see some cleaned large cents!

I gotta say, this thing was pretty toasty to start with, I really didnt think there was this much detail under all the crud...a 2 hour tumble and the second photo shows the results...at first I thought it was an 1841 but now you can clearly see 1842...very happy with the results! If you have experiments, tips, and advice to add to thread, please do (other than DONT CLEAN THEM )Happy hunting folks!
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Very nice man, I was fortunate enough to be there when that coin was dug! Nice preservation job!

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Nice coins guys!

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Here is mine. Sorry, I don't have an individual photo of it cleaned.
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Here is mine. Sorry, I don't have an individual photo of it cleaned.
I remember the post bud, a damn nice largie there for sure! Tom must have passed out when he saw that

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I gotta say, this thing was pretty toasty to start with, I really didnt think there was this much detail under all the crud...a 2 hour tumble and the second photo shows the results...at first I thought it was an 1841 but now you can clearly see 1842...very happy with the results! If you have experiments, tips, and advice to add to thread, please do (other than DONT CLEAN THEM )Happy hunting folks!
I found the best way to clean copper is after a dry brushing with a soft nylon bristle brush is a drop of olive oil followed by a drop of Dawn, just enough to spread out over the coin. Let sit for about 30 min. Take two wooden toothpicks, hold down on coin with one and begin an erasing motion with the other, You'll get a sludge mix and as you continue you will see the details start to come up. No water, wipe dry and maybe a little wax. Its a little time consuming but its work for me.
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I don't have a pic of her dirty and don't want to clean her any more than she is.



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Originally Posted by markinswpa View post
I found the best way to clean copper is after a dry brushing with a soft nylon bristle brush is a drop of olive oil followed by a drop of Dawn, just enough to spread out over the coin. Let sit for about 30 min. Take two wooden toothpicks, hold down on coin with one and begin an erasing motion with the other, You'll get a sludge mix and as you continue you will see the details start to come up. No water, wipe dry and maybe a little wax. Its a little time consuming but its work for me.
Very nice matrons mark congrats! Nice cleaning job as well !

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I don't have a pic of her dirty and don't want to clean her any more than she is.



That is absolutely amazing I have not been fortunate enough to see one of those in person yet, very nice find!

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Here is a few from the end of last year, including my best largie yet. What really blows my mind is I found more largies than buttons this year
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This 1798 Draped Bust from 2015 is probably my best condition LC that I have found. That outer crusty shell just came right off with a wooden kabob skewer. You can tell from the dark tone that I also soaked it in extra virgin olive oil...something I don't do anymore.
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What is the date on that coin
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What is the date on that coin
It looks like 1794 but I didnt think they were made til 1796?
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What is the date on that coin
It looks like 1794 but I didnt think they were made til 1796?
It's a 1794 Liberty Cap Large Cent (1793-1796). They came before the Draped Bust.

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Originally Posted by Mr. Digger View post
This 1798 Draped Bust from 2015 is probably my best condition LC that I have found. That outer crusty shell just came right off with a wooden kabob skewer. You can tell from the dark tone that I also soaked it in extra virgin olive oil...something I don't do anymore.
That is a beautiful DB, I never use olive oil, or water usually unless they are slick and im hoping to get a date. Thanks for sharing!

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Here is a few from the end of last year, including my best largie yet. What really blows my mind is I found more largies than buttons this year
Great looking matrons man, I appreciate you posting!

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