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Worst Looking Coin In The Bunch, Of Course, 1917-P LWC 1 Do-001

 
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 Posted 02/13/2018  1:22 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Sudz to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
When I get a bunch of coins, I immediately pull out all of the obvious culls. Unfortunately, this was one such coin from my latest batch. It seems to be covered in varnish or shellac (or who knows what) that is worn off in some places. It is nasty looking, but I'll take it, as it is my first 1917-P LWC 1DO-001 in any condition.







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 Posted 02/13/2018  1:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Give it a soak in pure acetone for a few hours per side - see if that helps it.
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 Posted 02/13/2018  1:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It will take a good 6-12 hrs to loosen the varnish.
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 Posted 02/13/2018  1:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cwb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That should clean up nicely. The goop probably helped preserve the coin some. Too bad about that smashed area, but still a nice one to find.
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 Posted 02/13/2018  1:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Let us know how it comes out, and good luck!
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 Posted 02/13/2018  1:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chase007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Soaking for several hours in pure Acetone should help. Then the next option I guess would be VerdiCare.
What a sweet find!
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 Posted 02/13/2018  1:49 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Still a great find! And don't worry too much about the dried up goop. It can be loosened up and removed by Acetone. Give it a long 6 hour bath in Acetone and check on it when 6 hours passes.
More information about Die Deterioration? http://goccf.com/t/317950
Retired U.S. Mint Coin Die Set information. http://goccf.com/t/302961
Machine Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/332421
Die states progression on coins. Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. http://goccf.com/t/325638
Die Deterioration Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/336470
Split Plate Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/357614
2000 P LMC With Retained Struck Through error. http://goccf.com/t/357080
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 Posted 02/13/2018  3:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I hope it has a nice bath and comes out looking happier. Please let us see your after photos.
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 Posted 02/13/2018  3:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Soak in acetone for 6 - 12 hours. Make sure to take some "after" photos and show them here.
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 Posted 02/13/2018  6:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add aristarchus123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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 Posted 02/13/2018  8:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add antmark3d to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Would like to see the results too!
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 Posted 02/13/2018  10:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a nice find in any condition. I've never found one in the wild. Finding a scarce one like that is what makes all of us incurable hunters!
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 Posted 02/14/2018  09:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sudz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Soak in acetone for 6 - 12 hours. Make sure to take some "after" photos and show them here.


It's taking a bath now, I'll get back with the results.
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 Posted 02/14/2018  09:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gratefuldad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
nice one. cant wait for the pics
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 Posted 02/14/2018  11:26 am  Show Profile   Check CoinCollector2000's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2000 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excited for the results! Amazing find!!
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Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
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