1889 Indian head cent

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  1. Scubalou

    Scubalou Active Member

    Hi: I came across this in my 50 year box and was wondering if their was a safe way to clean the green corrosion? The date may have some doubling.
    Thanks: Lou close up.jpg

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Not totally safely and I see No doubling here. JMHO.;)
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  4. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    I presume you are looking at the second 8, top to the right.

    eh, could be
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  5. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I can see the doubling on the date but not enough to add any value. Too much damage.
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  6. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    It should be listed in the Snow reference if it's anything special
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  7. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast Supporter

    Soak in distilled water. You may need to leave it there for a long while. It will start to lift the verdigris. Use progressively harsher conservation techniques after that. But you might be amazed at how well distilled water works.
  8. Scubalou

    Scubalou Active Member

    Never heard of it. Where can I find it?
  9. Scubalou

    Scubalou Active Member

    Thanks. I'll give it a shot.
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  11. buddy16cat

    buddy16cat Well-Known Member

    You can use verdicare but not sure it is worth the money spent on it.
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  13. Scubalou

    Scubalou Active Member

    Soaked in distilled water for about 8 hours - made a big difference. Thanks: Lou

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