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Shakakka

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Ahhhhh, it's my first hunt of the year!

10 minutes in... SNAP!

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Ah, well. It happens. Happened to my Garrett and now it happened to my Nox800. Maybe I can buy a stronger after-market cuff, as I did with my AT-Pro? Whatever. Hey, I go hard on things. What kind of life are you living if you can't break sh*t now and then?

Ever hunt with a broken forearm support? It's really not fun! Messes up your swing. But the day was beautiful and so I kept on going, at least for a little while.

15 minutes later, I'm running a long line, trying to keep straight by using a discarded can off in the distance. Normally I don't deal with any garbage I didn't dig myself, but it's a can, so when I get to it I pick it up.

A few steps after that, I hit a 30-31 target. Steady as hell from every direction, but DEEP. Way deep. Maxed out my 800's depth-meter on every swing, which is good now after the software upgrade.

If this is my first ever barber quarter, I tell myself, then I know the metal detecting gods are smiling on me. So I dig a nice wide plug, and sure enough...

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NICE! I even broke into the 1800's with it!

So yeah, what's the recipe for getting the grey/stain off this thing? Baking soda/tin foil/salt/boiling water? I don't need to turn the whole thing silver, but I'd like to at least get the sludge off the higher points. Kinda like my first barber dime, which just rubbed beautifully clean for the most part:

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UPDATE:

Here it is fully cleaned, and after I spent all last night rubbing it lovingly between my fingers while watching television. :)

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Thanks in advance for the advice! GL and HH!
 
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Nice find. Warm up some salty water. Cup up a piece of tin foil. Add water and press foil against both sides of coin. Remove and lightly rub with your finger while under running water. Works for me while still leaving some patina on it. 1854 quarter before and after
 

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Nice find. Warm up some salty water. Cup up a piece of tin foil. Add water and press foil against both sides of coin. Remove and lightly rub with your finger while under running water. Works for me while still leaving some patina on it. 1854 quarter before and after

This is exactly what I'm looking for, thanks!
 

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This is exactly what I'm looking for, thanks!

Just dont leave it in foil too long. You can always repeat the steps but you cant goback if you burnt it up by leaving it in too long
 
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Here it is cleaned. Back's prettier than the front, but that's just the way the coin lay in the soil:

cleaned-front.jpg cleaned-back.jpg

So glad to finally get the Barber Quarter monkey off my back!

Now to find a half...
 

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Nice find sorry about your machine Garrett would have one on its way to you no questions asked I would hope Minelab is the same.
 
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Congratualtions on the nice Barber! :occasion14:
 

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Silver!!!! Sorry about the snap.
 

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Ahhhhh, it's my first hunt of the year!

10 minutes in... SNAP!

View attachment 1668087

Ah, well. It happens. Happened to my Garrett and now it happened to my Nox800. Maybe I can buy a stronger after-market cuff, as I did with my AT-Pro? Whatever. Hey, I go hard on things. What kind of life are you living if you can't break sh*t now and then?

Ever hunt with a broken forearm support? It's really not fun! Messes up your swing. But the day was beautiful and so I kept on going, at least for a little while.

15 minutes later, I'm running a long line, trying to keep straight by using a discarded can off in the distance. Normally I don't deal with any garbage I didn't dig myself, but it's a can, so when I get to it I pick it up.

A few steps after that, I hit a 30-31 target. Steady as hell from every direction, but DEEP. Way deep. Maxed out my 800's depth-meter on every swing, which is good now after the software upgrade.

If this is my first ever barber quarter, I tell myself, then I know the metal detecting gods are smiling on me. So I dig a nice wide plug, and sure enough...

View attachment 1668093 View attachment 1668095

NICE! I even broke into the 1800's with it!

So yeah, what's the recipe for getting the grey/stain off this thing? Baking soda/tin foil/salt/boiling water? I don't need to turn the whole thing silver, but I'd like to at least get the sludge off the higher points. Kinda like my first barber dime, which just rubbed beautifully clean for the most part:

View attachment 1668098

Thanks in advance for the advice! GL and HH!

I've never tried the method with salt but I recently did the foil, baking soda, boiling water method on a silver dollar. The results were excellent with only one treatment. After the treatment I took a q-tip and worked on the dark areas and it looks pretty much perfect in my eyes and doesn't look artificially shiny. Congrats on the great find!
 

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