Sep 05, 2012, 04:00 PM
UPDATE ON MY COIN FOUND!!
While vacationing on Oahu,I found this very encrusted coin about in 2 feet of water,so I needed to learn on how to clean it & Lorraine told me about electrolysis.I did follow the instructions on cleaning the coin it took all that black junk off Sorry Lorraine forgot to take pictures It did clean up great,the front of coin looks like a body image,and the back of coin looks like an eagle image.
Can't make out the date on this coin,but if you drop or flip it sure sounds silver to me,,HH
Sep 05, 2012 04:00 PM
Sep 05, 2012, 04:13 PM
Nice job Kiana, in that shape it is only worth silver content around $12, but I would be happy with that. WTG just stay away from those rattlers!
"Silver Train is coming' think I'm going to get on now, oh yeah" - Jagger/Richards
Sep 05, 2012, 04:28 PM
Sep 05, 2012, 04:31 PM
Def looks like a Walking Liberty to me so it's between 1916 & 1947 but in that condition the date is almost meaningless. Cool find $12(ish) is always nice to find especially in the form of silver.
Sep 05, 2012, 04:37 PM
Yup, that's a Walking Liberty...very nice silver find!!
Great cleaning job!
Sep 05, 2012, 04:56 PM
Kiana7 when you use electrolysis you have to be careful of what size battery charger you use,Its all about the voltage that you use no more than 2 volts I know use a cell phone
charger. I used to use a DFX battery charger and was cooking my coins, yours looks cooked, The DFX charger was putting out 6 volts, way to much, I recked alot of coins before
learning about low voltage electrolysis. pm me if you want to know more about it.leprechaun.
Sep 05, 2012, 05:21 PM
Nice Silver coin Kiana! CONGRATS!
Here's a site where you can see the coin as it looks brand new: Walking Liberty Half Dollar: An American Numismatic Gem
Regards, Joe (California)
Sep 05, 2012, 06:18 PM
AWE, Leprechaum,now that you mentioned this I did cook it for awhile, with a battery charger,awe I fried it what if it was a CC coin,,oh well lesson learn, thanks for the input,,HH
Originally Posted by leprechaun
Sep 05, 2012, 08:48 PM
Cleaned it up good...nice find. $12 bucks. I'll take that any day.
(1) Gold Ring
(1) Silver Ring
(0) Silver coins
People who bury pull tabs should be flogged
Good Luck Detecting!!
Sep 05, 2012, 08:56 PM
Silver, gold - I don't discriminate! I like sparkly things". ~ Charlaine Harris
Sep 06, 2012, 04:51 PM
beacher to hard ground
one thing is for sure it had to be down deep and might have been there prior to ww2 well maybe . right
Sep 06, 2012, 09:18 PM
Who know's,the mystery is the date on this Liberty,but it sure was really encrusted,,HH
Originally Posted by beachluck
Sep 07, 2012, 02:38 AM
Ok, I'm not yelling, but if you can afford to vacation on Oahu, why do you need to even reach down and pick up a coin? It probably does date from WWII, is a nice find, but seriously. Put on the thong bikini, order a nice alcoholic drink and then ask yourself as you sit on the beach, why am I going back to Riverside when we both know that you'd rather be in Hawaii. Of course, if you stay there, then where in the world would you vacation? San Pedro? Bakersfield? Pacoima? I used to go to L.A. to visit my sister. They would take me to Catalina Island and I would just pretend it was Hawaii. And you picked that coin up why? It could have germs. Yeah, I know. I have issues.
Sep 08, 2012, 03:13 PM
Sep 08, 2012, 04:51 PM
My goal for 2012 is a dozen Walking Liberty Halves
Nice find and silver too...Too bad it was so encrusted. The Walking Liberty is one of my favorites.
I Dig Everything...Even Pull Tabs.
Sep 08, 2012, 05:09 PM
My first Find,too bad is right will never know the date on it,remains a mystery,but next time I go back Hawaii I will beach hunt that area again,,HH
Originally Posted by RON (PA)
Sep 08, 2012, 06:29 PM
Wow, that is a gorgeous bikini, and your body isn't half bad either. My wife loves going to Hawaii. Unfortunately, we live in Florida so it is a long flight. As to the question about why bother if you can afford a trip to Hawaii? I hope you were just kidding. You can make more money at a minimum wage job per hour then you can metal detecting. It is actually the opposite. Metal detecting is a luxery. You have to have money and time to be able to afford to do it.
Sep 08, 2012, 10:00 PM
Sep 09, 2012, 02:45 PM
Don't worry it was not a carson city minted coin. Activities at the carson city mint ended in 1893. It could be a 1921 or a 1921D walker. Both are key date coins.
Originally Posted by kiana7
Sep 10, 2012, 03:26 AM
Thanks tarpon192,I don't know much about coins but learning a lot from my TN-family,,HH
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