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TooManyHobbies

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Found my first "V" Nickel today at an 1820 home. 1893 I think. Problem is, it's kinda crusty. What is the best way to clean it? Not worried about devaluing it, it will go in my collection.
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Lenrac2

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That's awesome!! Congrats!!
 

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Congrats on your first V Nickel !

The best way that we've found to clean Nickels is with Very Fine Steel Wool - and it usually takes a lot of rubbing !
If you clean any Clad / Copper Core ( V Nickels are 75% Copper ) coins using Electrolysis - the coin will turn Orange - forever.
 

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Nice going on the V Nickel.
Wondering if a little soak in hydrogen peroxide would bring up the details.
I've had some great results, and not so great results over the years.
 

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one bucket lister checked off, nice find. difficult to get those V nickels in good condition
 

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Congrats for knocking that one off the bucket list! Cleaning nickels is tough but I've see some interesting videos on YouTube, although I've never tried them- GL!.
 

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