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DiggingSicilia

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Oct 22, 2023
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Found today:
2 hammered coins (on left), need cleaning to identify.
1928 George V Penny (large coin)
1966 French 5 centimes (smallest one)
Vittorio Emmanuel III 5 centesimi (1919-1937) bottom right.
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Gare

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Great finds and welcome to Treasurenet :)
 

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DiggingSicilia

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Oct 22, 2023
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It was a rough area to dig. Lots of trash, iron and stones, some of them about 5 lbs. And some large volcanic rocks that made my pinpointer go crazy when I set it on top of one. This the non monetary finds.
 

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JeffInMass

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1 great find per hour, pretty darn good ratio! Post them cleaned up if you can.
 

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Trying to determine the best method for cleaning the coins. Thinking soak in warm water and dawn, then a soft toothbrush.
So I would have no way of telling what type of soil you have, and my guess is that you're in Europe. Regardless, they look like they'll clean up OK. For copper coins I find here in Mass, I boil Hydrogen Peroxide, drop a few Indians or other copper/bronze coins in it for about a 5 minute bath on each side, then I'll take out one, dry it, put just a little olive oil on a toothpick and give it a light scraping. The dirt typically comes off very easily. Once I get the majority of the dirt off, I'll check it under a loupe and if there's anything left, unless the coin is totally beat, I'll use a q-tip again dipped in a little olive oil to finish those areas. This method has served me pretty well through many years. I just did a few yesterday- PM me if you want to see some pics.
 

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Trying to determine the best method for cleaning the coins. Thinking soak in warm water and dawn, then a soft toothbrush.
Well done on the hunt.
There's a few methods of cleaning the silver.
Hold them a strong steam of water from the tap-(close drain just in case of dropping)
If loose dirt it should wash off with very little effort.
Bushing silver will leave micro scratches
 

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Nice finds. Thanks for sharing.
 

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DiggingSicilia

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Oct 22, 2023
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Well done on the hunt.
There's a few methods of cleaning the silver.
Hold them a strong steam of water from the tap-(close drain just in case of dropping)
If loose dirt it should wash off with very little effort.
Bushing silver will leave micro scratches
I got the Italian coin clean enough to see the date, 1924. The hammered coins will need to soak but I don't think I will get any details.
 

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