1923 Peace Dollar

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Nicholas Mullen, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. So I just recieved my peace dollar in the mail, I got it for 15 dollars. I think it's in decent shape for the price along with having some luster still on it. I'm going to transfer it to a PVC free holder.

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  3. Randy Abercrombie

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    You bet it is. Nice score for fifteen bucks! Heck, I buy rolls of culls and spend more than that. She has plenty of detail for you to enjoy.
  4. Kentucky

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    Nice coin, reasonable price, might want to give it a hot water rinse and a short acetone soak.
  5. I've never done that and the thought terrifies me idk if it has enough luster to not damage it.
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  6. Kentucky

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    Understandable, but might be a good candidate to try it on. I put the coin in a glass and just cover it with acetone, cover the glass and let it sit a few hours (even overnight won't harm it). I wash my hands, remove it from the acetone and place it gently in the sink where running water will hit it. I run hot water over it for 30 sec. to a minute and pat it dry. I usually find the luster is enhanced and there can be no damage. Just fun.
  7. I have latex gloves couldn't i use them to hold the coin while running it under water
  8. Also is there any coins I can use to practice like some old pennies or other currencies.
  9. tommyc03

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    The acetone will not damage it but if you are uncomfortable with a volatile chemical then best stay away from it. It requires good ventilation and be kept away from flames. Kentucky's idea is a good one but only if you feel safe using it.
  10. I'm not afraid of using it for any dangers of myself but of the coin, I'll look into how to do it the most proper and safe way and ms l.j e sure I use the gloves i have.
  11. Kentucky

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    The worst acetone can do to you with limited exposure is to dry out your skin. Years of working with it can do mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooore though...:) The latex gloves might leech something into the acetone and can cause you to lose dexterity. If you have a franklin half or walker, they would be good to use for practice. Copper won't tell you anything about silver.
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  12. Fair point. I do have a walking half that I bought from a silver shop from a cull bucket I could use.
  13. Kentucky

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    Possibly take a picture before and after to see how it goes.
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