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 Posted 08/21/2018  11:47 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Wizardnyc to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was cleaning out my mom's basement looking for some things and found my old collection of liberty head nickels that have not seen the light of day since the late 70's when I was 7 years old! About 40 pieces. Bonus! Most are fine to XF. Still missing the key dates. Just bought a Dansco album. Unfortunately, they have been in a damp basement. Could they benefit from an acetone soak? Likely leave them alone.

Dreamt of owning a 1913. I missed my chance I guess.
Here are a few.











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 Posted 08/21/2018  11:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great start to your collection. Personally, I wouldn't even give them an acetone soak.
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 Posted 08/22/2018  12:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What a great set! From a V nick affeccianaddo, nice! wish mine were as nice. Was fortunate to recently pick up the 86 & 12D in AG/Gs for less than $225, just couldn't spring for the 85, it went for 150 more!

Acetone won't hurt, may take off any mold/moisture associated crud. Just don't scrub em!
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 Posted 08/22/2018  12:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a nice stash! And I agree with Crazyb0 -- acetone can't hurt.
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 Posted 08/22/2018  07:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As Crazyb0 says, acetone won't hurt, all it can do is help.
Most of the time when I receive a coin, I soak it in acetone
for a couple of days before storing.
Sometimes you will be surprised at the change in appearance.
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 Posted 08/22/2018  08:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice start to a Liberty V set.
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Go ahead and soak them in Acetone they will be better off .
I have to ask you though ; have your ever cleaned these coins ? They just have that weird look .
Nice V-Nickel collection .
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 Posted 08/22/2018  10:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wizardnyc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I have to ask you though ; have your ever cleaned these coins ? They just have that weird look .


I have never cleaned these coins. That weird color and streaking is from storage in flips in a damp basemnent for a few decades. Acetone here we come.
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Nice coins. I wonder where a kid of that age got all those.
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 Posted 08/22/2018  1:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wizardnyc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Nice coins. I wonder where a kid of that age got all those.


My dad started me off to the hobby by getting me a starter lot and a Whitman folder when I was really young. I did lots of chores for money (over pages for sure), which went into the few nicer coins purchased at coin shows in Poughkeepsie, NY. A few were birthday presents. My dad was great. He didn't even collect coins. When I went away to boarding school they were put away and stayed there until this weekend.

I will always have a soft spot for V nickels.

FYI - The cost of a XF 1883 w/c in 1977 was around $17. Why the huge leap in value over the last few years?
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 Posted 08/23/2018  10:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wizardnyc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
PVC residue impacts - slime on most coins. Soaking right now. Some appear to be damaged. 30 plus years in a soft flip. Also,
last coin was purchased in 1979..still have receipt!
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The rev. of the 89, does it look like a planchet error or maybe struck thur?
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