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ibjeepn

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Found a badly corroded coin. It has a bad green corrosion to it. I put it in distilled water. With a magnifying glass I see a couple small stars around the edge. Identity and cleaning help needed ! And appreciated of course !
 
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ibjeepn

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I believe i'm beginning to see 18?? it's slightly bigger than a modern penny.
Indian head ????
 

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Sounds like a large cent.... maybe a half cent if its only slightly larger than an IH cent. Can we see a pic comparing the coin in question to other coins? A large cent is a bit larger than a quarter.. a half cent is smaller. Either way, it's a great find. Congrats :thumbsup:
 
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I'll try to get a pic asap ! it's about the size of a nickel . there are stars around the rim. i think i see a head facing to the left.. but, i could be wrong.lololol. thank you.
 

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Sounds like a V nickel, can you see any part of a big V on the back ??
Keep @ it and HH !!
 
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coin.jpg Really bad shape. But getting a little clearer. Soak it in distilled water. What about vinegar ? ty
 
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Thank you !
 

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Sounds like a V nickel, can you see any part of a big V on the back ??
Keep @ it and HH !!

It sure looks to be the size of a V nickel, as well as the stars and left face. Too small for a Two-center. The only part that seems off is the color. I've never had a V nickel come out of the ground with that green color. Usually I've found them with a reddish cast to them. In any event, this was a nice recovery and I look forward to someone solving the mystery.
 

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I'd be willing to bet V-nickel.
 

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It sure looks to be the size of a V nickel, as well as the stars and left face. Too small for a Two-center. The only part that seems off is the color. I've never had a V nickel come out of the ground with that green color. Usually I've found them with a reddish cast to them. In any event, this was a nice recovery and I look forward to someone solving the mystery.
I agree. Definitely not a large cent or a half cent.... I was winging it without a pic... :laughing7:
 

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Go to harbor freight and buy a 40$ rock tumbler and some white aquarium add 5 tablespoons of the gravel and then fill with hot hot water to just above the top of the gravel, run that bad boy for 1 hour and check then do that for 3 more hours checking at every hour mark!! You will be amazed, and your lovely patina will still be there
 

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It sure looks to be the size of a V nickel, as well as the stars and left face. Too small for a Two-center. The only part that seems off is the color. I've never had a V nickel come out of the ground with that green color. Usually I've found them with a reddish cast to them. In any event, this was a nice recovery and I look forward to someone solving the mystery.

I've seen green nickels before. :icon_thumleft:
Keep @ it and HH !!
 
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Definitely a V nickel in very poor condition. Only the "heads" side is barely visible to an extent. The date is 1890 ! My first coin from the 19th century.
 

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