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1st Silver This Year 21 Apr 2015 22:39 #1412

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Locator Larry found another good race track over in Illinois and these came out of there on Saturday in a couple of hours of hunting. Looking forward to going back!

1917 P Standing Liberty Quarter
1909 P Barber Quarter
1917 D mercury Dime
1912 P Barber Dime
1905 S Barber Dime

Plus three really crusty Indianhead pennies and some old trash.


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1st Silver This Year 22 Apr 2015 13:47 #1413

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Make sure you post a Pic of those great finds cleaned up.
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1st Silver This Year 28 Apr 2015 22:35 #1414

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Still trying to find the best method...the baking soda tin foil method didn't get the black off too well. I may have to go to Tarnex as much as I don't want to.
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1st Silver This Year 29 Apr 2015 07:10 #1415

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I'm still trying the baking soda aluminum foil method. The first pass did take some of the black off, the second pass did smell like rotton eggs so I think this noon when I check them out an more of the black should be gone.

Some of the things I did while do the baking soda thing this time was:

1. I wraped the coins with the non-shinny side of the foil.

2. I put I'm guessing 2 table spoons of salt into the water at the start of the process.

3. With the coins in the salt water I let them boil for roughly 5 mins. That way the coins, foil, water and the pan were good and hot.

4. I poured alot of baking soda in, guessing 5, 6 maybe 7 table spoons worth. I than turned the heat down some and let them boil for 2 or 3 more mins. Than turned off the heat to let them cool.

5. When I removed them from the foil, I decided to use the foil only once, I patted them like you would out of a dirt in a feild. Some black came off while handling them this way.

6. Rinsed them in cold water and stated again.

Keith you were correct they turned chalky colored, I didn't remember that the last time I did this method. I think when all the black is off I might try a silver dip???? That way there is no rubbing action for micro scrates.
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1st Silver This Year 12 May 2015 13:35 #1423

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Here they are! It took a while but I finally got to it. They look pretty good in person. A LOT better than they were for sure.


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1st Silver This Year 12 May 2015 14:02 #1424

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Winner winner chicken dinner on the cleaning. Love that SLQ
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1st Silver This Year 12 May 2015 14:19 #1425

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:-) I cleaned them just like you did.

Tarnex rinsing each time then fresh Tarnex - times 3. Then a light cleaning with a $6 jeweler's cloth (each side) from Walmart.
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