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  1. #1
    agbonanza

    It took a year to found out what I had

    Yes, you read it correctly...a year. A year or so ago, I found what I thought was a coin covered with crud while metal detecting. I found it while hunting around what I am pretty sure is a foundation to a small house. It was about the size of a U.S. dime, but I could not see what it was. I took it home and cleaned it with a mild detergent and soft bristled brush, but no luck at all in figuring out what it was. I soaked it in olive oil since then. Every few weeks or so I would flip it over in the oil. Well, this weekend I decided to try and clean it again. Some of the crud came off and I could tell it was a coin of some sort...I decided to take the plunge and I built an electrolysis. After it "cooked" for a while, I took it out and cleaned it somemore with baking soda and a soft bristled brush. Much to my surprise it is a 1941 German 5 pfennig coin....complete with swastika. Here are a couple of pix that I took with my digital camera.
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  2. #2
    us
    Jun 2006
    California
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    Re: It took a year to found out what I had

    The Library is a great source of info.

  3. #3
    hu
    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
    Ozarks
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    Re: It took a year to found out what I had

    Nice find and great job on the cleaning!
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

  4. #4

    Re: It took a year to found out what I had

    Nice find...that's committment!
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  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2005
    Bavaria Germany
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    Re: It took a year to found out what I had

    Nice find! It's made of Zinc, they don't hold up well in the soil, your lucky to be able to ID it. HH, Mike

  6. #6
    us
    Sep 2005
    Indiana
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    Re: It took a year to found out what I had

    i would have tried salt and vinigar method...ask ray king

    HH
    -Gc

  7. #7
    us
    Looking for that ONE find.

    Nov 2005
    South Central Kansas
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    Re: It took a year to found out what I had

    Wow I gave up after two months on a coin. I better read up on coin cleaning. Nice job on that coin. Burdie

 

 

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