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 Posted 06/19/2019  2:02 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add QuarterHoarder72 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've got this 2 cent, and it looks to be in great condition however the corrosion and ED will bring it to details. Do you think that's an accurate grade? Please let me know your thoughts.

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 Posted 06/19/2019  2:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coin looks au58 at least and more likely MS63BN. The green looks superficial and VerdiCare might get rid of it altogether. But we won't know what the surface looks like under the green until you remove it. Does not look corroded from what can be seen. Nice coin
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 Posted 06/19/2019  2:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add QuarterHoarder72 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow MS63? That's a high one. I thought a coin had to have luster to be MS. I'll see if I can find some VerdiCare.
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 Posted 06/19/2019  2:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like some of the light brown patches to the left of the obverse may be from prior attempts to remove surface green areas. One of the benefits of VerdiCare is that it not only removes verdigris but also conditions copper surfaces to re-oxidize with a new, natural patina.

Luster on copper UNC coins is tricky. Especially on brown coins. When oxygen in the air oxidizes the surface of the coin, on some brown examples, the oxidized layer is not reflective especially as it gets darker. Tough to tell about luster from pictures, but the surfaces look good to me on this coin outside the discolored patches.
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 Posted 06/19/2019  2:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Best of luck, but I'd be thoroughly surprised if Verdi-Care would more than superficially improve this coin.
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 Posted 06/19/2019  2:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add QuarterHoarder72 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Alright, cool. Thanks for the help!
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 Posted 06/19/2019  10:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not sure if it would even get a DETAILS grade.
It might be body bagged.

With that thought in mind it might fare better if it were cleaned!?
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 06/20/2019  12:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Search for BadThads post on the three stages of polarity..we have distilled water,acetone,and then xylene...he's the maker of VerdiCare (and a Chemist)..find the post, then you can decide which way to go....good luck
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 Posted 06/20/2019  07:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add QuarterHoarder72 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks so much for the help. I'll look for that post.
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Found the post. Thanks for the guidance. Gonna try the distilled water if I can.
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 Posted 06/20/2019  11:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
VerdiCare then repost
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 Posted 06/20/2019  1:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add QuarterHoarder72 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll try the distilled water first, and if that doesn't work then I'll try the VerdiCare as soon as possible.
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Yep at a minimum AU58 if it restores nicely you might see a MS grade on this one, I'd say MS62 just due to the little hit on the reverse. I'm a bit worried the spotty areas will leave a discolored area after treatment. Verdi-Care is your best bet on this one, probably going to need a long soak and maybe a couple, just use enough to saturate the coin and cover it in a jar so it doesn't evaporate, keep recharging it for a day or so. Post some photos after you have tried a restoration.
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 Posted 06/20/2019  4:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add QuarterHoarder72 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sound good. Gonna take me a while to get my hands on some VerdiCare but I'll post updates when I do.
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 Posted 06/20/2019  6:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I use virgin olive oil...that's what the old timer's used before any chemical concoctions...used VOO on all my Large/Half cents.

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 Posted 06/20/2019  7:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add QuarterHoarder72 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll consider that. It doesn't damage the coin in any way?
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