Metal Detecting - 2 US Silver & Indian Head Cent with Crud

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  1. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    10/24/2020

    Hello everyone,
    Today I did a 5 hour Metal Detecting hunt at Brooklyn's McCarren Park again. I was there last Saturday and found 5 US Silvers.

    Today I found..
    2 - Winged Liberty Head Dimes 1932 & 1942
    1 - Indian Head Cent with Crud :yack:
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    25 - Wheat Cents
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    2 - Canada Cents
    Elongated Cent - I LOVE YOU
    Misc Metals
    1 - Steel Cent Corroded
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    The rest.. Top coins -
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Anybody have a good technique to clean up the Indian Head Cent. I scrubbed it for 2 minutes and it is as hard as cement. I won't come off.

    Maybe soak it? o_O
     
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  4. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    If I were in your position, I'd try a prolonged distilled water soak for the IHC.
     
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  5. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    That cannon is an old players token from a Monopoly game I believe and might be worth a couple of $$ to a collector.

    Z
     
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  6. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Distilled water for a few days. I have one I soaked as an experiment. I will find it and post. 40 Vol peroxide will work also. Distilled water first.
     
  7. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    I would be surprised if the religious medal wasn't silver also.

    Z
     
  8. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    That IHC looks like a double...oh never mind
     
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  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I decided to check the date on the only Nickel I detected today..

    1940 :cool:
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  10. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    That cannon is a Monopoly piece.
     
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  11. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I think that cannon is a Monopoly game piece.
     
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  12. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I should have read all of the posts, first, instead of watching college football.
     
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  13. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Well I can't deny that it is a Monopoly piece :hilarious:
     
  14. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Я люблю черных кошек

    Wonder how many other detectorists missed the IHC? That has been there awhile.
     
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  15. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It was buried between two large roots. It wasn't easy getting it out. I almost gave up on it thinking it was junk.
     
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  16. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    So I didn't pay attention to your advice :facepalm:

    I soaked it in vinegar overnight and this was the result.. 1907
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    But I think I ruined the copper :banghead:


    :hilarious: it's ok. I learned my lesson. I'm so impatient :inpain:
     
  17. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    No harm, no foul.
    On a good day it was a $3 coin
    Slow down my friend
     
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  18. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Put a little isopropyl alcohol on it. Brush it gently with an old toothbrush. Remove the alcohol with a soft cloth. See what happens. No guarantees but it may help.
     
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  19. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I checked it out good. Just a gold plated junker :(
     
  20. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter


    I've had good results on copper / bronze making a piece look "more presentable" by applying a little heavy mineral oil to it. It will somewhat protect the metal from futher environmental issues and give it a bit of a smoother appearance.

    This medal has had a coat of mineral oil applied. It looked "dry" and a bit granular satiny when I got it. Soaked first in acetone, then a coat of mineral oil and blotted the excess off.

    Z

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  21. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    The sellers photo.


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