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Old 11-18-2020, 09:33 PM
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Default One of these mercs is not like the other

I thought you guys said silver comes out of the ground shiny

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Old 11-19-2020, 12:10 AM
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Some come out of the ground with more oxidation than others - depends on the soil, mineralization/fertilization, coin condition, etc, etc.

Run a little water on that Merc, then pour a helping of baking soda onto the coin, and rub with your fingers for a minute or two, and that oxidation will disappear fast. If that doesnít work for some reason, you can hit it with a regular pencil eraser - literally rub the eraser on the coin like a crooked banker fixing his ledger and itíll shine up in a jiffy!

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Old 11-19-2020, 10:54 AM
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From what I've seen, and noticed among others, is that silver coins previously buried for decades under concrete are sometimes so oxidized they're black. Not all, but some.

On the other hand, under normal undeveloped soil conditions, I've never had a high percent silver coin come out anything other than shiny.

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Old 11-20-2020, 06:56 AM
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Iíve dug a Morgan dollar and seated quarter that looked similar, scorched by fire or heat.

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Old 11-23-2020, 07:29 AM
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Yes, a good day is black silver and green wheats, nothing a little soak in tarn-x wont cure.

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Old 11-23-2020, 10:29 AM
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Still nice find congrats
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