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1945 U.S. Fifty Centavos Clean Up

Reelfoot Relics

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I have been slowly cleaning this coin. It had a black crust not the usual gray tarnish. I soaked it in vinegar and used a tooth pick and a bamboo skewer to get most of the black out of the crevices. Still a little work to do. I had never knew about this coin till I found it now it is one of my favorites.
 

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LovestheShiny!

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Nice coin! Was detecting with a friend in Missoula Montana, he got a nice 32-33 on the Nox 800, and pulled out that same coin and same year. A bit smaller than a half dollar and 90% silver!
 

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Nice coin and nice cleaning job. Thanks for sharing.


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davidlhyde63366

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American-Philippines coins

I have been slowly cleaning this coin. It had a black crust not the usual gray tarnish. I soaked it in vinegar and used a tooth pick and a bamboo skewer to get most of the black out of the crevices. Still a little work to do. I had never knew about this coin till I found it now it is one of my favorites.

Those are my favorite series of coins to collect, i have a pretty nice collection. Have had my detector over in the Philippines a few times, but just found some of the more modern clad coins when there. Most public beaches over there are very trashy. I especially like the silver American-Philippines peso coins issued 1903-1912 , i also have some of the silver Spanish-Philippines coins issued before the Spanish-American war. Have picked up some nice ones on E-Bay as well as coin shows. Here is a link showing the 1903-1912 silver pesos https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces4349.html and here is a link showing your 1945 -s fifty Centavo coin https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces15858.html
 

davidlhyde63366

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very common , lots made

I was looking through my Dad's finds from the late '70's and he had a 1944. Maybe more common than I thought.

The American government minted both the 1944-1945 silver coins in very large numbers to circulate in the Philippines as they liberated the islands. There was a major shortage of coins for commerce as the Americans had removed much of the silver and gold as the Japanese invaded. The Japanese also confiscated all the silver coins it could get its hands on to make the locals use paper Japanese occupation money . a link showing Japanese occupation money,http://www.guerrilla-money.com/JIM/ A link showing the 50 centavo including mintage. https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces15858.html
 

davidlhyde63366

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came out pretty nice

I thought I read somewhere it was .750. probably why it was so hard to get the black crust off.

I have seen a lot worse than that , still came out real nice. The 1903-1906 had even more silver in them .900 but in 1907 due to raising silver prices the silver content was cut back. Here is your coin in the 1903-1906 version. https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces15873.html and here is some of the other denominations they made. https://en.numista.com/catalogue/in...&v=&i=&b=&d=&u=&a=&dg=&m=&f=&t=&w=&mt=&g=&se= my Favorite being the 1903-1906 silver peso which is .900 silver and close to the size of the Morgan dollar. The 1907-1912 silver peso are .800 silver content. information on the 1907-1912 peso , https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces4634.html I have some Philippine coins that date back to Spanish rule as well in my collection. I have a special interest in the Philippines my dad served over there in World War 2 , and my wife is also from there.
 
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