I totally nailed this, but how can I remove the rust safely?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JCro57, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    I am thinking of using a buffer on this nail on the rust spots. But then what to do after that? How can I preserve this to prevent the rust from returning?
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    WD-40 is good for that ;)
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  4. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Wax it, like the paint job on a car.
     
  5. slackaction1

    slackaction1 Well-Known Member

    Roll it up in towel or rags spray the WD 40. I would let it sit in that s few days.. I use this for getting rust off of date nails they use to put in railroad ties with date stamp into the head of nail. like Mike said wax or gun oil will suffice too..
     
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  6. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Light coating of Deft spray lacquer and finish with paste wax. The Deft spray lacquer offers a more permanent finish and is easy to remove if you choose to do so.
     
  7. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    I would say PCGS conservation then grading :rolleyes:
     
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  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Or you can plate it yourself!...

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  9. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    seriously?
     
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  10. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Active Member

    Can someone give me some background on this?
     
  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    A few years ago PCGS certified a Dime struck on a nail...
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    It's been a joke ever since about its authenticity since we figured out that these can be easily made and they are fakes that come from China.

    Here is an image I found of similar fakes found from an actual seller from China
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  12. Bluntflame

    Bluntflame Active Member

    Ok, thank you for the background.
     
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  13. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    'ya nailed it .... :bored:
    And i'm not a nail historian expert, but that looks like a modern nail design, not from 1907.

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  14. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Soak in white distilled vinegar for 24 hours. The rust will fall off! Then rinse real well with a water and baking soda mix. Then rinse again with soap and water. Dry well!

    This goes for all you MD'er finders as well.

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  15. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    facts that you've never knew .... or maybe don't even care to know.

    In the United States, the length of a nail is designated by its penny size.

    so .. how does that make cents ?
     
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  16. slackaction1

    slackaction1 Well-Known Member

    I knew you would come with something... ur good at that..
     
  17. dchjr

    dchjr Well-Known Member

    With the 'dime' on it, is it now a 16-penny nail?
     
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  18. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I thought the same at first and thought that rectangular nails ended somewhere around the 20's but I was wrong also.
    Rectangular nails stopped in the 1880's, and machine made round shanks started in 1890.
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    Taken from this website.
    http://www.realorrepro.com/article/Nails-as-clues-to-age
     
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  19. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Yes I checked a bunch of websites that went into much more detail, but had other things to attend to.

    They started using wire to make nails in the early 1900s
    but you also have to look at the head production, the holding grooves you see under the head on the shaft, the straightness of the shaft, and the method and design of the 2 to 4 cut nail tip.
     
  20. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I would've expected the strike to be a little more, you know, hammered...
     
  21. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Where is the snare drum when you need it?
     
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