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    My oldest Indian Head Cent 1865

    I found this in Philadelphia Pa. with Vino on our last hunt together, but I just managed to get a positive ID on the date. I hot peroxide bath the copper coins and use a toothpick. I had got to a point where I felt with all the copper/bronze coins I had found there, that I was not going to get any further with the hot peroxide. I put it in a mineral oil bath, checking it and toothpicking it every once in a couple days. I had got to a point when the other Indian Head (I found out it was a 1874) I could almost see the 6 and I got crazy and pulled out my tiny steel screwdriver and tried to scrape off the gunk. I scratched the coin a little. I hope I learned my lesson, I put it back in the oil. A little while ago I pulled it out and toothpicked the heck out of it. The wood does not hurt it, but does get the gunk off. Here are the pix, I hope you like them as much as I. I had to take about twenty pix to get these three that I think you can see what I'm easily able to see here at home. I found this date today, so in my eyes its today's find.

    It drives me crazy (short drive) not to be able to put a date on my finds

    HH everyone.
    Brad





    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

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    Anthony

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    Nice IH old one too..

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    Old Tom Cat.

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    Some of those old Cents Are A PAIN to clean , Yours turned out nice , I found a Couple Small Cent size pieces the other day & I HOPE they will be an easy clean .
    Good Job
    Davers
    As I am finding , In life we begin having the Blissful happiness & the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through true faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or true Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

    That Said, I judge No Man.
    Davers

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    You put a lot of work into cleaning that coin and it paid off. Great find!

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    Thanks guys, crazy how I can get so nuts over a penny
    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

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    Very nice IH. Congrats. GL&HH.

 

 

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