1917 Mercury brought back to life
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    Don Roberto

    Apr 2011
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    1917 Mercury brought back to life

    Found this lovely 1917 Merc at an old park. It was just awaiting me on the surface. Probably pull up by the many spring showers we've had. Some treatment was needed to bring it back to life as seen. It was originally covered with a thick layer of dirt and green algae for being submerged in a river or lake for a while
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    Every buried treasure holds a history that the hunter ought to uncover!

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    us
    Oct 2008
    Wayne Co. IL. "POND CREEK"
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    Re: 1917 Mercury brought back to life

    Awsome recovery!!!

    Swing ahead

    art

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    us
    May 2007
    Southeast Missouri
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    Re: 1917 Mercury brought back to life

    Nice find and good job!!!
    "It isn't the age, it's the mileage" IJ

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    TerryEastTexas

    Oct 2004
    Palestine. Tx.
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    Re: 1917 Mercury brought back to life

    Nice. How did you bring it back to that condition?
    I've been detecting since Jan. 2001. My oldest find is a lockplate to a flintlock rifle. My oldest coin is a 1837 Capped bust dime. My best find is a T. Miller Cavalry Button. I use a Minelab X-TERRA 705 and the BH Tracker IV at this time.

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    us
    Apr 2011
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    Re: 1917 Mercury brought back to life

    How did get so clean .

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    Don Roberto

    Apr 2011
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    Re: 1917 Mercury brought back to life

    Quote Originally Posted by artzstuff1
    Awsome recovery!!!

    Swing ahead

    art
    Thanks!
    Every buried treasure holds a history that the hunter ought to uncover!

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    Don Roberto

    Apr 2011
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    Re: 1917 Mercury brought back to life

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry ETex
    Nice. How did you bring it back to that condition?
    Electrolysis to remove the dirt and then rubbing it with baking soda paste
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    Every buried treasure holds a history that the hunter ought to uncover!

 

 

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