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  1. #21
    us
    Feb 2012
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I sonicate my coins in a soapy water solution. I use centrifuge tubes that are conical at the bottom, so there is no contact between the obverse and reverse of the coin and the container it's in

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  3. #22
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    us
    Nov 2010
    NJ Pine Barrens
    Minelab E-Trac, Pro Pointer
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    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by CoinFetcher View Post
    I dug my first wheatie, and it's complelty green. ... I want.... to clean it.... *slaps self in face

    I can see its a 1940 - that's about it. Any thoughts.

    Also, I ran a morgan I bought under some water, and rubbed my thumb, and got most of the black off - was that bad? <--- serious question
    1940: Clean it with a brillo pad, if you desire.
    Can't ruin a value that was never there to start.

    Morgan: Although I wouldnt recommend cleaning a Morgan, it is likely a circulated common date which would only have a bullion value anyway. I doubt you decreased it's value.

  4. #23
    us
    Jan 2012
    Maryland
    White's Coinmaster
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    Coin Roll Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by jerseyben View Post
    1940: Clean it with a brillo pad, if you desire.
    Can't ruin a value that was never there to start.
    That's what I did with my 1940 and 1944 wheat cents that were covered in gunk. They have no value, I wouldn't do it to anything that has even slight value.
    1/100 of an American dollar is a cent. It is NOT a penny. The word penny is used by several other countries, such as Great Britain, to denote their smallest denomination. In order to be numismatically correct, you must use the term cent to describe the American coin.

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  5. #24
    us
    Nov 2011
    Vermont
    E-trac/ACE 250
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    hot peroxide works great

  6. #25
    us
    Apr 2012
    Left coast
    New Garret AT PRO - I am pretty poor with this device. Too much for me! Nothing significant found. yet! garrett 150 - starting 4/20/20120 - found 30 cents, all clad.
    1,517
    450 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    The Morgan was indeed common.

    Thanks for the input.

    Since I'm here. 1 box today was skunk.

    480 in crh yielded one 67. Yahtzeee! Kidding...

  7. #26
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    Mr. Schulz

    Mar 2012
    DeWitt, Iowa
    Ace 250, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, Custom Recovery tools, Nupla Prb4t Soil Probe 60 IN,
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    309 times
    Coin Roll Hunting, Bottle hunting, and Metal Detecting
    If your going to clean a beautiful penny, why not just drop it in an glass of Coca Cola for the night then use a wire brush to get the the dirt off.
    2013 Finds- 12/3

    Bottle Digging
    Blob tops: 0
    Hutches: 2
    Medicines: 23
    Local Bottles: 24
    Tokens: 2, (1) Local
    1948 S Roosie Dime
    8 Spoons
    Music box part
    Axe Head
    19th Century cutting scissors
    ~
    Metal Detecting:
    Foreign: 1
    Wheats: 28
    Silver Dimes: 1
    Token: 1
    Clad: $47.53

 

 
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