Jun 18, 2012, 12:34 PM
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
Jun 18, 2012 12:34 PM
Jun 18, 2012, 12:48 PM
1940: Clean it with a brillo pad, if you desire.
Originally Posted by CoinFetcher
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.
Jun 19, 2012, 10:13 AM
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.
Originally Posted by jerseyben
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.
Originally Posted by Edmund Burke
Jun 20, 2012, 05:04 PM
Jun 20, 2012, 05:51 PM
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...
Jun 20, 2012, 07:46 PM
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.
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