May 09, 2012, 03:44 PM
May 09, 2012, 04:23 PM
May 09, 2012, 04:29 PM
Nice finds, What do clean them with? I'm having a hard time trying to keep from scratching them .
May 09, 2012, 04:37 PM
Nice collection of silver!! Congrats!!
May 09, 2012, 04:42 PM
Fantastic SLQ's, I think that they are my favorite ones to hardly ever dig!
I've dug maybe three with dates, and all in lousy condition.
May 09, 2012, 04:44 PM
May 09, 2012, 05:22 PM
Awesome finds all my silvers have been rosies and war nickel which is sort of silver! 40% is better then clad
May 09, 2012, 06:07 PM
King of the rings
Always looking for that next ring !!
May 09, 2012, 07:19 PM
jrandy, I use several different techniques for cleaning silver coins, if they really need it. Some of these coins did not need any cleaning at all. Some were just fine after running tap water over them. I use regular liquid hand soap and tap water to lift the dirt off of a coin. Sometimes that's all that is needed. If the coin has a black stain on it, I may use a little baking soda, just rubbing it on gently between my thumb and finger. You have to be very careful with this method, especially if the coin has some numismatic value. You may get some very fine hairline scratches on the coin. It doesn't matter if the coin is a common or bullion piece. If the coin has some green/black residue on it from laying next to another coin in the hole, I soak it in lemon juice. This will usually lift that type of residue off of the coin. Sometimes it will take a little gentle rubbing to get this residue off. But with any technique, try to avoid polishing or wizzing the coin up. Hope this helps you out. I know some numismatic purists will frown on any type of cleaning of a coin. But you have to decide for yourself how you want your coin to look.
May 10, 2012, 06:35 AM
May 10, 2012, 09:06 AM
Hi Bob, Nice digs!!!!! Ya going to the seeded hunt in June? HH coop
May 10, 2012, 09:55 AM
Mr. FreedomUIC to you!
35% is better than clad.....
Originally Posted by mtwolf2270
[R.I.P. Rich Hartford - Champion CRH of All Time]
May 10, 2012, 10:00 AM
May 10, 2012, 10:10 AM
awesome finds. really nice silver, especially the barber half and the two SLQs!
May 10, 2012, 03:05 PM
coop, I will be at the Blackthorne "Lost Treasure Weekend" June 1 - 3. I'll see you up there. HH
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