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  1. #1
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    A painted red silver dime!

    Went for a dig today and found a 1961 silver Roosevelt dime painted red. It could be nail polish or something and it seems like it would come off easy enough but ill just leave it on. Looks like it kept the silver nice and shinny underneath at least. Haha
    Also found a few spoons and some other copper objects. Any ideas on what they are feel free to chime in. Again nothing spectacular but to be out this time of year is a blessing. Thanks for looking!
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    Used to go in a bar and "shake' the bartender for the juke box. If he lost, he would give you a painted dime or quarter. He would later cull them out of the collected juke box money.

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    Business's used to paint coins to get back there coins from vendors.The bar my Mom ran painted Quarters it would use in the juke box, they would put some music on hoping people would play something also.
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    I've heard the expression "not one red cent" but I guess it applies to dimes as well.
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    No idea why, but if you do decide to clean it, dropping it into boiling water should peel the paint off.
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    steve andermatt

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    If it is nail polish, acetone will clean it up
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    LOL be careful. That could be lead paint known to cause cancer!

    Nice piece of silver
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrononauts View Post
    I've heard the expression "not one red cent" but I guess it applies to dimes as well.
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    Another occurrence is vending machines like cigarette & soda. One of my neighbors ran a big string of vending machines and he used to "salt" the coin bins with painted coins so if a machine was broken into and the bad guy was caught he could be ID'ed with the coins in his possession. Now they just put WiFi cameras inside & take pics as it happens!

    If you want to clean the paint off use a soft cloth with some MEK. Put your gloves on, soak a soft fuzzy rag place it on the coin for a few seconds then use a blotting action. Wrap the piece of cloth in one of the gloves so kids & dogs can't get it and throw it away. Yeah yeah lead paint MEK etc etc. That minute amount won't do anything!
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    Nice finds congrats
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    I don't know, IF there's any lead in THAT amount of paint, for it to cause any harm, I think you'd need to "Lick" it off.
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    Sometimes painted coins were also used as "tokens" for seeded club or competition hunts. The red painted dime could have been used for a special prize to the finder. This thought only applies if you found it in a park or large area where a lot of people could hunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trezurehunter View Post
    Sometimes painted coins were also used as "tokens" for seeded club or competition hunts. The red painted dime could have been used for a special prize to the finder. This thought only applies if you found it in a park or large area where a lot of people could hunt.
    Good to know. Slim chance on that in this area though. The vending machine idea or something along those lines nay be a possibility though. Maybe a old gambling machine back in the day?
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  14. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by K1DDO1979 View Post
    Good to know. Slim chance on that in this area though. The vending machine idea or something along those lines nay be a possibility though. Maybe a old gambling machine back in the day?
    With all that, it looks like you've found a good spot with potential! Hope to see more finds from it!
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    I still find red coins in change today and I get excited thinking it's a silver coin from when people did that more, not so many machines around where it would be done at nowadays.
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