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    It?s amazing what you do when you finally get electricity and you?re bored

    Hey guys I?ll try to make this short what you may not know is I?ve only found 3 Large Cents and they all happened within the year I found one where I found the early 18th Century 8 pound French cannonball which I couldn?t get a date then I went on a site that was just outside the French
    Quarter and before I got kicked out I found two large cents. Well having electricity and like I said being bored the phase of finding these large sense that I?ve been wanting to fine for my six years of the 6 Years of Detecting I went into my obsession of needing to see a date all three of them were practically unnoticeable in every aspect so I did a little electrical system on it and I?m glad to get an idea of my dates. I don?t know what about the obsession with me Wanting a date that?s so far I?ve only ruined one coin and I?ve had remarkable outcomes on electrologist I don?t recommend it I?ve just gotten lucky and I was bored like I said with electricityClick image for larger version. 

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    Let me know what you see They were so toasted that I only got one picture of one of the Elsie?s how it came out the ground. Also let me know what you think

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    Well Truth,I think they,re cool.Other than that I don,t have enough knowledge to comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashbandicoot View Post
    Well Truth,I think they,re cool.Other than that I don,t have enough knowledge to comment.
    I guess what I was trying to say is I?m doing things they told me not to do and so far it worked out to where I can quit obsessing over what year it is. Electrologist also worked on that US button and then Nickel I didn?t even know what it was. Just throwing it out there
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    Electrolysis is non discriminatory. It will eat the metal away from all areas. Forever. I don't do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Electrolysis is non discriminatory. It will eat the metal away from all areas. Forever. I don't do it.
    I don?t blame you I?ve always been the one to stick my hand in the fire knowing that I?ll probably get burnt hopefully later than sooner. But I guess it?s that instant gratification of knowing the date which I can compare alcohol drugs and gambling.
    ? i?ve always been a gambler not good but it was always high stakes
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    It's an interesting subject on what to do regarding a toasted greenie.
    Electrolysis, tumbling, HP, buffing, apple cider vinegar, molasses, pencils.
    The value of any of the greenness is minimal at best.
    So for a personal satisfaction of knowing what it lies under the crud is warranted.
    I've seen some pretty cool finished results from every method mentioned.
    One doesn't really know unless they try.
    Kind of the school of hard knocks theory.
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepperj View Post
    It's an interesting subject on what to do regarding a toasted greenie.
    Electrolysis, tumbling, HP, buffing, apple cider vinegar, molasses, pencils.
    The value of any of the greenness is minimal at best.
    So for a personal satisfaction of knowing what it lies under the crud is warranted.
    I've seen some pretty cool finished results from every method mentioned.
    One doesn't really know unless they try.
    Kind of the school of hard knocks theory.
    My dad used to tell me you graduated from the school of hard knocks and you were the knucklehead valedictorian

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    I understand trying to find the date. Of the 4 largies I have found I think 2 had dates. They were so slick when I found them figured it wouldn't hurt to try some lemon juice. I did 10 minutes at a time and thats all it needed. Goodbye green patina but more details came out after it was gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMilDetector View Post
    I understand trying to find the date. Of the 4 largies I have found I think 2 had dates. They were so slick when I found them figured it wouldn't hurt to try some lemon juice. I did 10 minutes at a time and thats all it needed. Goodbye green patina but more details came out after it was gone.
    Yeah once my just joy of finding Large Cents it was mine blowing I almost thought that we didn?t have large cents in the south or at least in Louisiana I know we had a lot of Spanish silver but for the life of me I cannot get a Large Cent and then once the excitement wore off I don?t know they were either these brown things or I could try Today to get the date off of it just like that US button it came out beautiful and they say it would be crazy to do electrolysis on it I didn?t know what kind of Nickel that was until I did Electrolytes is on it for 10 minutes and I got that beautiful 5 So I?m ahead of the game there?s only one time it was my shield nickel with raise and I had to find out what the date was which now is stupid because it can only be I think three different dates at the most I was green but that was the only one I regret
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    I think cleaning finds should be up to the finder. Some things might be damaged enough to matter when cleaned if you are the kind that sells your finds. Coins that are so environmentally damaged that there is no real value to them anymore just don't count much. If a coin is so far gone you can't even tell what king was ruling, I don't think doing anything to it would matter but now you have dates and details that let you ID it. My opinion is you did good on that one and you have more than just another copper disc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by smallfoot View Post
    I think cleaning finds should be up to the finder. Some things might be damaged enough to matter when cleaned if you are the kind that sells your finds. Coins that are so environmentally damaged that there is no real value to them anymore just don't count much. If a coin is so far gone you can't even tell what king was ruling, I don't think doing anything to it would matter but now you have dates and details that let you ID it. My opinion is you did good on that one and you have more than just another copper disc...
    Plus it?s exciting I guess I?m the metal detectorist that likes living on the edge lol
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    Like right now I had to smooth disks I soak them in lemon juice last night just for the hell of it now I?m excited to see if any little thing showed up. And when I say smooth as glass they are smooth as glass hello ones the size of a nickel that one?s a little big no idea what they are but I woke up today with a little excitement inter air
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    Well well it was a V no date but my curiosity has been scratched
    Last edited by Truth; Sep 11, 2021 at 04:52 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth View Post
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    Well well it was a V no date but my curiosity has been scratched
    Still nice Truth!
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashbandicoot View Post
    Still nice Truth!
    Thanks crash check out that metal I found and cleaned it up. I ordered some bronze brush?s that actually worked great
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