Five Cent Token

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This was actually found Sunday night. Wish I had taken pictures then because it was completely unidentifiable. I found this in a roadbed that was under construction and it was completely encrusted. I thought I might have a 2 cent piece.

Spent Sunday and Monday peroxiding and toothpicking it with little luck. So I decided to electrocute it.

Dug up my old model rocket ignition system and spent about 2 hours electocuting and toothpicking it. Still some stubborn spots but feel she's presentable. Wanted to share.

I am unable to find any information on it.

RLS
 
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This was actually found Sunday night. Wish I had taken pictures then because it was completely unidentifiable. I found this in a roadbed that was under construction and it was completely encrusted. I thought I might have a 2 cent piece.

Spent Sunday and Monday peroxiding and toothpicking it with little luck. So I decided to electrocute it.

Dug up my old model rocket ignition system and spent about 2 hours electocuting and toothpicking it. Still some stubborn spots but feel she's presentable. Wanted to share.

I am unable to find any information on it.

RLS
Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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Paul Huenerjager was a billiard parlor and saloon owner listed in the 1905 Michigan City Indiana business directory as located at 230 W. Fifth Street

Also listed in the 1909-1910 city directory as "Paul (Minnie) Huenerjager, Saloon and Billiard Parlor", but at a different address: 201 W Fourth (and with the same home address).
 

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This was actually found Sunday night. Wish I had taken pictures then because it was completely unidentifiable. I found this in a roadbed that was under construction and it was completely encrusted. I thought I might have a 2 cent piece.

Spent Sunday and Monday peroxiding and toothpicking it with little luck. So I decided to electrocute it.

Dug up my old model rocket ignition system and spent about 2 hours electocuting and toothpicking it. Still some stubborn spots but feel she's presentable. Wanted to share.

I am unable to find any information on it.

RLS
You did an AMAZING JOB cleaning that token. Do you give classes on how to do it ?
what part of Michigan , I used to have a charter fishing business in St Joe Benton Harbor AREA till i took it to Manistee !!
 
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Paul Huenerjager was a billiard parlor and saloon owner listed in the 1905 Michigan City Indiana business directory as located at 230 W. Fifth Street
Awesome! Thank you for the info.
 
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Also listed in the 1909-1910 city directory as "Paul (Minnie) Huenerjager, Saloon and Billiard Parlor", but at a different address: 201 W Fourth (and with the same home address).
Thanks again.
 
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You did an AMAZING JOB cleaning that token. Do you give classes on how to do it ?
what part of Michigan , I used to have a charter fishing business in St Joe Benton Harbor AREA till i took it to Manistee !!
Simple electrolysis. Scraping with a toothpick ( a softer material).
I grew up in Benton Harbor but have moved further inland.
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This was actually found Sunday night. Wish I had taken pictures then because it was completely unidentifiable. I found this in a roadbed that was under construction and it was completely encrusted. I thought I might have a 2 cent piece.

Spent Sunday and Monday peroxiding and toothpicking it with little luck. So I decided to electrocute it.

Dug up my old model rocket ignition system and spent about 2 hours electocuting and toothpicking it. Still some stubborn spots but feel she's presentable. Wanted to share.

I am unable to find any information on it.

RLS
tokens are sweet always starts a little research and discovery wtg!
 

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