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    us
    Jun 2011
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    1885 Austrian one Kreuzer (toasty pic included)

    Found it yesterday in penny roll (CWR)
    oldest coin I have ever found.

    Any ideas how to clean it?

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    us
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  3. #3
    us
    Aug 2011
    Silverville
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    CRHing
    Congrats on your oldest find! Im not sure if there's any way of cleaning a corroded coin like that one though. But its still an interesting old coin.

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    Nice find....it's copper right, what works on copper? I have read vinegar with salt, coke, or a wire brush. Don't know if you have researched anything but let us know what you try if you do.

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2011
    America
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Awesome find in a cent roll! I don't like to be the bearer of bad news, but it is a common date coin, maybe worth a quarter or two. I would try soaking it in acetone and then try various other methods as stated above, you don't have much to lose, it's crusty to begin with. Let us know the outcome, good luck!
    HH
    Buff
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2009
    AR
    Minelab E-Trac
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Electrolysis maybe?

  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2011
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by barneyb71 View Post
    Nice find....it's copper right, what works on copper? I have read vinegar with salt, coke, or a wire brush. Don't know if you have researched anything but let us know what you try if you do.
    A WIRE BRUSH!!!! ARE YOU INSANE?
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    us
    Sep 2008
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I always wonder how the NCS do it, hydrogen, electrolysis!

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    Mar 2014
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Wire brush? I read, it helps get some little corrosion off of coins. Of course it will devalue or ruin the coin, and I'm sure that if you were at the point of using a brush, you'd think the coin really didn't have value already. I don't think I would use it unless I had to.

  10. #10
    us
    Dec 2009
    AR
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Calm down folks. Obviously no one is advocating taking a wire brush to a 1916-D Merc with a little tarnish. This is a heavily corroded copper coin with little value in decent condition and no numismatic value in its current condition. Putting a wire brush to this coin would be similar to using nic-a-date on a dateless buffalo. There is no value to destroy.

    On Youtube I've seen some dug nickels made to look pretty decent with a brass brush.
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  11. #11
    us
    Apr 2014
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    I found one in my register at work in great shape, but was sad to find out the value is very low on these. 129 year old coin. My heart dropped though when I saw the date. My oldest coin ever found, and my only from the 1800's was the same as this one.

  12. #12
    us
    Jun 2011
    Southeastern MI
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    thanks for the tips, i put the coin in some vinegar and will post follow up pics in a few days

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    us
    Jun 2011
    Southeastern MI
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    after 24 hrs in apple cider vinegar
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