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    Street tear out finds

    Over the holiday weekend I was able to hunt a street tear out in the older part of town, after not finding much the first half hour I finally hit an 1890 V nickel and then not much later got an 1897 Barber dime. I didn't find anything else of note but was quite happy.

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    The V nickel has good detail but hard to see in the photo, anyone have suggestions to clean it up? I was thinking of tumbling it in sand.

    HH


    Pete
    "Silver Train is coming' think I'm going to get on now, oh yeah" - Jagger/Richards

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    No abrasives ever!! Do some research for yourself first. I would not trust a person or two, suggesting anything!! Go to or call a coin shop. Find out the value. Find out what should be done. But do not use sand!

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    Thats a good tire shop.

    Cool coins too, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahoegold View Post
    No abrasives ever!! Do some research for yourself first. I would not trust a person or two, suggesting anything!! Go to or call a coin shop. Find out the value. Find out what should be done. But do not use sand!

    I'm not worried about value it is not a key date, probably worth a $1 in condition it is in. I just want to be able to look it at and see the detail. I was thinking about soaking it in olive oil and picking dirt off or tumbling it .
    "Silver Train is coming' think I'm going to get on now, oh yeah" - Jagger/Richards

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    Quote Originally Posted by A#1 View Post
    Thats a good tire shop.

    Cool coins too, lol.
    Hi haven't been to that tire shop, but have been to the Filling Station quite a few times, V nickel was in front of Verano Tan and Barber was in front of the Family Video.

    If you head over there I'd take a small coil as there is a lot of metal debris around.

    HH,

    Pete
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    Quote Originally Posted by PullTabPete View Post
    Hi haven't been to that tire shop, but have been to the Filling Station quite a few times, V nickel was in front of Verano Tan and Barber was in front of the Family Video.

    If you head over there I'd take a small coil as there is a lot of metal debris around.

    HH,

    Pete
    Yeh, I'd imagine there is. I think about goin down there after work, only half a mile away. By the time i get out though, I just don't want to deal with the people over there......Got me a nice, peaceful 1800's homestead on the way home from work that's more my style.
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    Couple of nice saves. Congrats
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    I saw TwoToes soak old cans in lemon juice to clean them. It worked really well.
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    If you can spend a dug V nickle, it's worth five cents! Nickels just don't clean up that nice and that coin will NEVER have ANY numismatic value.
    Lets be real, people.
    I would be happy with those finds as well, grats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xr7ator View Post
    If you can spend a dug V nickle, it's worth five cents! Nickels just don't clean up that nice and that coin will NEVER have ANY numismatic value.
    Lets be real, people.
    I would be happy with those finds as well, grats!
    Honestly, my way is to ID a coin or anything else really, for possible value....

    If it ain't potentially worth a million bucks, and I want it shiny, I put it in my rotary brass tumbler with stainless media, dawn dish soap, and lemishine (citric acid).....turns most things shiny new again.

    Definately not a collector approved method. But I ain't no collector.
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    Toothpick heavy corrosion off, wash it with water, toothbrush, dry, soak in vinegar for a short time, like 2-3 min, take out, wash it soap water, rub coin with hair or skin oil to highlight details - you are done - that's what I did with my 1912-s V-nickel, with no sig damage....
    Its a case-by-case situation to decide, so ask coin shops and serious collectors first....!
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    Stick With It - It's not *IF* you'll find the good stuff , but WHEN!

 

 

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