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Old 05-12-2013, 10:55 PM
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While md'ing in a local schoolyard today, I unearthed an extremely corroded copper coin. My first impression was a large cent. However, after some gentle washing with warm soapy water, I realized it was a 1837 Hard Times "Illustrious Predecessor Executive Experiment" Token. Its in really rough shape. Does anyone have ideas/ recommendations about how I can clean up this unusual find and bring out more of this token's details?

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Old 05-13-2013, 12:55 AM
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Got a pic? It would help in determining the best approach. Generally I pick the dirt off with a toothpick but it depends on the situation. Congrats on the coin, hard times tokens are a sweet find.

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:40 PM
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Thanks SalemScott. I was very surprised when it popped out of the hole. I wasn't expecting to find such an old coin in a school ball field.The token is in pretty rough shape. Most details are obscured. I could make out just enough letters around the rim to make a positive identification. I'll snap a picture and post it. I'd be very interested in your thoughts.

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Great find, ya never know what you will find!

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