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Old 06-06-2018, 09:08 PM
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Default Lunchtime Hunt yields Big silver

While I am thrilled to find a large silver coin, it is very frustrating not knowing what it is, probably a capped bust quarter

It is about the thickness of a dime as it is very worn.
It measures approximately 27mm in diameter.
I think I see a bust facing right, but it is so difficult to tell.

So far only spit and tinfoil for cleaning.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:11 PM
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Wow, looks really old. Toasty!


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Old 06-06-2018, 09:15 PM
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Wow, looks really old. Toasty!


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By far the slickest silver I have ever found

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Originally Posted by matmit View post
By far the slickest silver I have ever found


Up where you are I’m going with French colonial...just a guess


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Old 06-06-2018, 09:22 PM
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It appears that 2 Reale coins are 26-27mm in diameter!
That would be really cool

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Old 06-08-2018, 12:00 PM
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Heartbreaker to not be able to make it out, seems to be how it always goes for me Still.. a very cool and exciting to find!

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Old 06-09-2018, 08:32 PM
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The aluminium foil, baking soda and hot water trick has worked for me in the past. CLR and vinegar also work quite well.

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Clad state Quarter

Electrolysis is your answer.

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Originally Posted by Gauntlet View post
Clad state Quarter

Electrolysis is your answer.
the right answer...I have two kits and in this case you couldn't screw it up anymore then it is...but the not knowing would kill me

cool find

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Matt, do you have silver testing acid? Cover the front completely with acid and let it sit for about a minute, rinse and repeat. I've seen completely slick silvers come to life using this method. You may be able to get an ID off it. Congrats!

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Looks more like a Barber then a capped!

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Old 06-10-2018, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by cellrdwellr View post
Matt, do you have silver testing acid? Cover the front completely with acid and let it sit for about a minute, rinse and repeat. I've seen completely slick silvers come to life using this method. You may be able to get an ID off it. Congrats!
I guess I will have to get some
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Looks more like a Barber then a capped!
I belive it is larger than a Barber quarter, I will bring it to the next meeting and you can check it out

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Originally Posted by matmit View post
I guess I will ahve to get some

I belive it is larger than a Barber quarter, I will bring it to the next meeting and you can check it out
Barber Quarters are 24.3mm. At 27mm, it is too big for that. Bust quarters (before they reduced the size) were 27mm. It is also too small to be a half (30.7mm)

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Old 06-12-2018, 09:56 PM
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Cool non the less.....can't wait to see if you get any detail off that baby......
I've counted way way worse looking coins than that in my silver count........

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Old 06-13-2018, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Gauntlet View post
Clad state Quarter

Electrolysis is your answer.
It's up to you, but if I dug that coin I'd also use electrolysis on it.

You can easily build an electrolysis bath for free with a few items you probably have laying around your garage or basement.
Simple building instructions can be found on the net.

I've found it to be a safe and non abrasive was to clean heavy crud off silver and other types of metals.
But be careful not to leave the coin in the bath any longer than is needed.

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Old 06-13-2018, 08:03 AM
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So, I'd start with a 8" 1.5 HP 220V electric grinder, with a 24 grit sanding disc.........JK, good luck show us when you figure it out!

Anything weird about the soil conditions where you found it? Nearly looks like a salt water find.

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Old 06-13-2018, 08:51 AM
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Could it be a silver Canadian quarter?
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