Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by MIGuy, Feb 26, 2021.
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no offense but I don't like it
Me neither, but I got a good price on it, I need a better 1926D, and I'm hoping I can get it looking better, hence the question.
@SensibleSal66 too much wear on breast and shield to rate an XF. Personally I'd not spend the $$$ on restoring a $35 coin, but that's just my opinion. It's your coin and your $$$
Thanks, good note! I will look into rehabbing PVC damage. I'm not going to do anything myself - I did buy pure acetone but so far I've been too chicken to dip any coins in it. I'd love to see this coin without those ugly splotches, right?
Pure acetone will not harm any coin (except maybe plastic ones), the worst it might do is to uncover damage under the schmutz. Give it an overnight soak (cover the glass container) and see what it looks like. A xylene soak would be next to remove any organics that the acetone won't faze. After this, the next thing left are coin dips and they aren't good for coins below AU.
Nothing wrong with getting a small jar, place the coin in some acetone for a couple of days. You may work a miracle and you never know if you don't try. If it was my coin, I'd go for it!
Neat, I think you guys are right, I might as well give it a try!
Make sure it's covered well! If it all evaporates you get a new kind of ugly as the gunk gets redeposited on your coin!
I agree, nothing will go wrong as long as the jar is clean and you keep a lid on it. Pour enough acetone to cover the coin around 1/4 to 1/2 inch above the coin. good luck!
@GDJMSP did with his brand new gold Eagle, it can begin to get dirty and tone naturally with the oils on it and the knocks it takes.
You have nothing to lose on that coin. That will be a good coin for you to experiment on and get more comfortable with the process
Gasoline. Turpentine. Baking Soda. Olive oil. H2O2. One can say the same for all those, you’ll never know unless you try. Just don’t get your hopes too high up, this one’s past it.
And don’t forget to scrub behind the ears...
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