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 Posted 05/15/2019  03:31 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add bwies to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,

I am still very much a newby here but I am enjoying reading and learning as I go along.

My question today is- How do you clean a coin that has dirty marks or areas on it, without ruining the look or value of the coin? I have what I believe to be a very nice 1968 S red Lincoln Penny but it does show some dirty areas on both sides of the coin.

I will post pictures so people will be able to see to what I am referring to. Regardless, in no way does this coin look like it is 51 years old.

Thanks in advance for your help!


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 Posted 05/15/2019  03:42 am  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
The only two proven safe ways, would be using 100% pure Acetone or Verdi-Care. In your case, using Verdi-Care would be the best option. Other than those two, please don't try anything else.
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 Posted 05/15/2019  05:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bwies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Errers and varietys,

Thank you for your prompt reply. I will definitely look into Verdi Care.

After using it, How does one know if a coin is nice enough to send in for grading?

Thanks,
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 Posted 05/15/2019  07:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@bwies, you could certainly cross post over in the grading section of CCF to get an idea of how this coin might grade. You will want to photograph it outside of the 2x2 for that. I suspect that there are enough marks that it would not make financial sense to slab this coin.
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With a coin like this that does not have bad dark spots I would leave it alone . but if you must then try a little Verdi-Care , otherwise just be happy with a real nice Red & Brown Lincoln Memorial .
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 Posted 05/15/2019  09:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good advice from all. I personally don't think think this coin can be improved much, nor is it worth spending money on.
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 Posted 05/15/2019  10:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
bwies.. to CCF... with all postings...myself, I would leave it alone after a dip in acetone and a distilled water rinse..
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It if it a stain, it probably not come off.
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 Posted 05/15/2019  11:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bwies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To all who replied to my question- many thanks!!

Spence,

Thanks for the suggestion to try this post in the grading section.I will try and get better pictures and yes outside of the 2x2 I had it stored in.

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These are quite common. I still have a BU roll of them I've never opened.
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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:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
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