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Post By Mark S.
Jan 10, 2013, 10:26 AM
CANE FIELD BANDITS and IRON BRIGADE MEMBER
How to Remove Dirt From Dug Silver Coins
Here is a short video I did demonstrating how to remove dirt from dug silver coins without scratching them at all. You will want to use this technique on ALL dug silver, because you will often never know how valuable a coin is (its condition, date, or mintmark) until after you clean it. Never field clean dug silvers. The most I do in the field is blast them with water just enough to see the details but do not rub. Then I still use the technique in the video once I get home.
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181? Cut Quarter of an 8 Reales
1829 Cap and Rays 1 Real
1876-S Seated Quarter
Five Seated Half Dimes: Two 1840-O Half Dimes, 1842-O, 1848-O and 1857
1876-CC, 1876-S, Two 1887 and an 1888 Seated Dimes
U.S.S. New Orleans Silver Pendant (1890s)
185? Large Cent
1840s Convex Eagle Militia Button
CW Eagle "I" Button
CW Era "snake" Sword Hanger
Blacksmith-Forged Picket Pin
1941 Walking Liberty Half Dollar
1943, 1954, and 1963-D Quarters
1902-O Barber Dime
1945 and 1945-S Mercury Dimes
1864-L Indian Head Cent
1866 and a Dateless Shield Nickel
Assorted Civil War Bullets and Musketballs
Indian Head Cents, Wheats, Buffaloes, and GawGag
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Jan 22, 2013, 09:16 AM
Feb 04, 2013, 04:39 AM
Take a pill bottle half full of water to the field. Store your silver coins in them until you get home. The dirt will losen up by the time you get home and a quick rinse in the sink at the house and your are done. Ultrasonic cleaner work wonders too. And you are so correct about not rubbing the dirt off in the field. I cringe when I see people doing that. Seen many of nice coins get all scratched up. Nice video
Feb 11, 2013, 07:01 PM
Instead of holding the coin under running water I lay the coin on top of some toothpicks in a bowl of hot soapy water. Leave it there until the water cools. That softens up the dirt. Then I hold it running water and continue as you do.
Feb 11, 2013, 07:06 PM
Son of Eagles
I run cold faucet water over them, then I put them in my ultrasonic jewelry cleaner for a couple of cycles. Works very good.
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