Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

1899 Barber Half Dollar W/ O Mint - Send For Grading?

First Page
Showing last 15 replies.
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 23 / Views: 1,099Next Topic Page 2 of 2
Pillar of the Community
United States
8854 Posts
 Posted 09/21/2019  09:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


I agree with the others. put it in an airtight and enjoy it. although the coin is VF it does not warrant slabbing and will most likely come back as a details coin. this means its either been cleaned or environmental damage from being in the ground. the original surfaces have been removed from being buried over the years. cool find
Bedrock of the Community
United States
20829 Posts
 Posted 09/21/2019  10:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
VF-35, hard to tell from these photos if it was cleaned.
Pillar of the Community
United States
1056 Posts
 Posted 09/21/2019  12:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I found this on edge at 12 inches while metal detecting. Other than wiping the dirt off this is how it came out of the ground.


How'd you get the dirt off?
New Member
United States
14 Posts
 Posted 09/21/2019  2:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Shaw119 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It came out of the ground very clean. I spit on it and rub with my thumb in the field. When I got to the house I used a soft damp towel and lightly brushed.
Pillar of the Community
United States
1056 Posts
 Posted 09/21/2019  3:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I spit on it and rub with my thumb in the field


So whey you rub dirt off, In any way, you are pushing those dirt particles up against the coin in order to get them to move. There is sand in most dirt, which can contain particles that are harder than the coin.
New Member
United States
14 Posts
 Posted 09/21/2019  11:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Shaw119 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So how should I get debris off the coin?
Pillar of the Community
United States
1056 Posts
 Posted 09/22/2019  12:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
So how should I get debris off the coin?

I don't think I can give you a good answer on that. My apologies. If you mean just to look at the date, you might be ok gently rinsing it with water.
Pillar of the Community
United States
5187 Posts
 Posted 09/22/2019  03:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jaobler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin seems to have escaped corrosion during its burial. However, rubbing and brushing may have abraded the surfaces enough to flag it as a problem coin. The urge to rub the dirt off would have been hard to resist but that action may have cost $100 or so in potential value. Soaking in clean water, then rinsing without rubbing might have given a better result.

I agree with a VF Details grade.
Pillar of the Community
United States
1056 Posts
 Posted 09/22/2019  3:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've been thinking, and a ultrasonic cleaner might work as well.

With distilled water
Edited by Gincoin43
09/22/2019 3:11 pm
Pillar of the Community
United States
779 Posts
 Posted 09/22/2019  4:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DoctorBurnzy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
wow. That's a metal detector find! WELL DONE!
New Member
United States
14 Posts
 Posted 09/22/2019  11:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Shaw119 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It came out of the ground in unbelievable shape. First silver I've found. It was wedged between a couple small tree roots with might be why it was so clean and with some abrasion. I couldn't have been any more gentle without soaking the dirt away.
Valued Member
United States
272 Posts
 Posted 09/23/2019  11:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add muddyknuckles to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Dont knock detecting it's the reason for my screen name. Silver coins fare well in most soils I have dug and seen dug coins that were in amazing condition as far as cleaning its soak in water rinse and air dry here. Beautiful half dollar pound the area it was found from all angles and settings...I do however experiment on some of the crusty green cents I have found to figure a way to bring them back from the crust
Edited by muddyknuckles
09/23/2019 11:13 am
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
13591 Posts
 Posted 09/23/2019  11:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Shaw119 > you did a good job in digging that coin out that was 12 inches down in the ground . It Does Not look like you hit it with the trowel .
Proud Member of The Black Sheep Squadron !
Moderator
Learn More...
United States
87505 Posts
Pillar of the Community
United States
8091 Posts
 Posted 09/23/2019  6:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF!

Looks like a VF coin, but unfortunately, it's been cleaned. That's still a very nice find. Mid grade Barber halves are surprisingly hard to find.
Sets in progress... Washington quarters, 7070 Type Set, WLH Short Set
View my collection here! http://www.coincommunity.org/galler...hp?cat=10518
ANA: 3183215
Page 2 of 2   Previous TopicReplies: 23 / Views: 1,099Next Topic  
First Page
Showing last 15 replies.
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.

Coin Community Member eBay Sales

Certified Coins   Certified VAMs   Certified Errors  




Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2020 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2020 Coin Community Forums
It took 0.82 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05