May 24, 2012, 11:18 AM
Silver Coin Cast Into Lucite
I just recieved a 1964 Half Dollar that I won on EBAY. The seller said it was in a plastic case. I was thinking Air-Tite. When I opened the package I discover that the coin is embedded in Lucite. The only thing it's good for is as a paperweight. I bought it for bullion but no one will buy it like it is. I can't put it in my collection, heck I can't even spend it at face value. Does anyone know how to remove it from the Lucite with minimum damage? Thanks.
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May 24, 2012 11:18 AM
Jun 19, 2012, 02:07 AM
When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro....
Here's an idea.... Take a hacksaw or coping saw and cut as much of the plastic away as you possibly can without hitting the coin, then heat it to soften the plastic. I'd try putting it on some kind of wire rack with a pan to catch drips and put it in an oven, or possibly boiling it. Or if you have a heat gun that might work too.
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Jun 19, 2012, 03:28 AM
Why not just keep it as it is? Is it really worth the work to dig it out? Nice paper weight.
Jul 04, 2012, 11:05 PM
You could try melting the plastic off. Let me know how it turned out