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Thread: 1820 large cent clean up help needed

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    Mar 2013
    South jersey
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    1820 large cent clean up help needed

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ID:	1576625I didn’t do anything to this coin except rubbing and using a dish brush (might of went to hard it when down to shiny copper) I didn’t go crazy with it and I thought I couldn’t get this much detail. This is crazy and I’m upset that I brushed to hard but the black stuff is really on there. The crud on here seemed at first almost impossible to get off
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    Looks like back was shot with buck shot or something. But I can’t get over the detail
    Last edited by Kmatch7; Apr 11, 2018 at 05:23 PM.
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  2. #2

    Mar 2013
    South jersey
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    Photos are out of order but I’m sure you can tell before and after

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    Joe

    Feb 2018
    MA
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    I'd leave it alone! Most coppers I dig are in far worse shape.
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    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    I wouldn't take it any farther either. You did very well. I personally now like the Andre's pencils.
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    Sir

    Sep 2015
    Connecticut
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    Clean all coins worth more then face value with warm water, dish soap and a soft cloth.
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    Apr 2011
    Wisconsin
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    That copper is in pretty nice shape. I know the tendency is there to clean it up more but I would resist. Just as others have stated, leave it as is! You'll be kicking yourself if you end up ruining it by trying to get a little more shine out of it. The details are visible so be happy about that. Congratulations on a sweet find.
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  8. #8
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    Sep 2014
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    I would leave as is, the more you try to clean, the more detail you will remove. I have tested with ones and washing, soaking, brushing always destroys them. Nice find
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    I think you have taken it as far as it will go without losing detail. Well done and congrats on a nice find.
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