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1935 Wheat Penny Disappointing (I Assume) Post Mint Damage

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 Posted 12/06/2022  7:22 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ondiwave to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I assume this is post mint damage. but wow what a find this would have been if the obverse wasn't damaged!



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 Posted 12/06/2022  7:29 pm  Show Profile   Check Dearborn's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Taking the coins out of the 2x2's is preferable for imagery as it reduces any glare and reflections from the film on the 2x2's
Also having the images rotated correctly help me from having to crane my head over and hurting my old neck.

Now that all said, it looks like glue is on the obverse. hard to tell for certain with the 2x2 covering it.
an Acetone bath over night may help to remove it.
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 Posted 12/06/2022  7:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree, but don't get your hopes up too high.
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 Posted 12/06/2022  7:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcshilling to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin posted is a 1935 not a 1939
I would try an acetone bath to see if it cleans up.
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 Posted 12/06/2022  7:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a stain from a liquid source ('dirty' water?)--long dried. Yes, a long soak in acetone might (might...) improve things.
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 Posted 12/06/2022  9:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
The coin posted is a 1935 not a 1939


Fixed.
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 Posted 12/06/2022  10:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ondiwave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Omg . its NOT IN a 2x2. I sit the coins on a 2x2, its not enclosed. Again I do this because
A) I don't have a coin mat
B) I don't like the sound of the coin against the scope platform.

Anyway.
@dearborn - ok I have that. (painting contractor) but soaking it with acetone seems like it will ruin it more? or it doesn't matter? Thanks!
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@spence thank you- sorry for the typo.
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 Posted 12/06/2022  10:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chipjones to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Acetone will not react with the metal.
It will remove glue, paint and other
Things. There may be color differences
Due to toning.
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 Posted 12/07/2022  08:19 am  Show Profile   Check Dearborn's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No, 100% acetone will not harm your coin. It is the only thing that will be recommended to remove gunk and dirt from a coin. Anything else could quit possibly damage one
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 Posted 12/07/2022  12:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add stoneman227 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I habitually use something other than acetone, only because acetone has a very rapid evaporation rate.
Naphtha is slower to evaporate and will not harm the coin in my experience.
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 Posted 12/07/2022  6:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It might be water based glue like Elmers if it is, acetone won't touch it. Soak it in pure water.
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 Posted 12/07/2022  11:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ondiwave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ok- so I tried pure water before posting- no luck.

@stoneman- cool- never heard of Naphtha- ill look into it- appreciate ya.
@dearborn heres the results.The reverse is the same. thanks for the tip!!






PS - I took a picture not on top of a 2x2 for y'all. lololol
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 Posted 12/08/2022  05:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Much better now.
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 Posted 12/08/2022  05:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add stoneman227 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Quite attractive!
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