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 Posted 10/21/2019  1:58 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add NewbieCoiner808 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a civil war pistol with an 1855 dime that is counter-sunk & glued into the grip. It appears to be in good condition but I don't want to damage the coin or gun by trying to remove it. Does anyone know much info on this particular coin? I'm just trying to figure out if it would be worth removing or leaving alone? Thanks in advance.
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 Posted 10/21/2019  2:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Don't remove it! That is incredible! I have a similar situation with a very worn gold dollar on a pinky ring. I use if for a key fob.
"Two minutes ago I would have sold my chances for a tired dime." Fred Astaire
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 Posted 10/21/2019  2:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool! I wouldn't disturb it either.
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 Posted 10/21/2019  3:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree, leave it a lone. The cool factor is impressive!
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 Posted 10/21/2019  3:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Captain Jack to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd say VG-8 without seeing the back, the type with arrows is only philadelphia for that year and PCGS only shows a max value of $24 for VG-8. Likely will only get half of that on eBay and probably even less than $10 on eBay or at a coin shop. I'd say if it was put in that gun from long ago, the gun is probably worth far more with it in it. Thus it would be a dumb move to pull it out :)
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 Posted 10/21/2019  3:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Captain Jack to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please post more pictures of the entire gun with it in it.
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I'd say if it was put in that gun from long ago, the gun is probably worth far more with it in it. Thus it would be a dumb move to pull it out :)


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Please post more pictures of the entire gun with it in it.
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 Posted 10/21/2019  5:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NewbieCoiner808 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The grip has 5 kill notches marked on the side with the coin if you look closely.

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 Posted 10/21/2019  5:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Exceptional weapon, worth much more than the coin. Although the coin adds a sense of history. Don't remove it.

So glad you asked before you grabbed a knife to pry it out.
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 Posted 10/21/2019  5:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent!


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So glad you asked before you grabbed a knife to pry it out.
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 Posted 10/21/2019  6:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Navy revolver? $5000 pistol, $5 dime.

As the song about Billy the Kid goes, "He'd a notch on his pistol for 21 men." Wild Bill Hickock had a pair.
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 Posted 10/21/2019  6:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Captain Jack to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wonder when the coin was placed in there....
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 Posted 10/21/2019  7:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great piece, this revolver. I can't help but wonder if the embedded dime could someday prove a clue as to the original owner?
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 Posted 10/21/2019  7:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add joecoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Back of the coin has all kinds of info engraved on it, plus there is an 1852-D gold dollar underneath it.
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 Posted 10/21/2019  8:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like he hired a rat to carve out the hole for the dime
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 Posted 10/21/2019  8:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Remington Model 1858, .36 caliber for those curious. Probably a reproduction, which is not to knock this particular example. Very collectible and worth far more than the embedded dime. Thanks for sharing!
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