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 Posted 04/07/2020  08:02 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add kaddyshack to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Is there any kind of solvent or cleaning solution that will remove the stuff on this Kennedy half ? Thanks in advance for your opinions.
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 Posted 04/07/2020  08:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Black oxide ,environmental tarnish . Only a dip or two in E-Z est silver dip the coin is probably AU from what I see so no harm done to a common Half .
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 Posted 04/07/2020  11:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The following thread is the best advice for getting gunk off of a coin. Our member BadThad has a background in chemistry and has given us this information:
http://goccf.com/t/399323

If none of the above work anf you choose to use E-Z-EST, then see if you cannot find a common, melt value coin or two to practice with. A dip should only take a second or two, followed by a thorough rinse with water. More dips/rinses may be needed, with the idea being to stop making dips before the E-Z-EST strips away luster and makes the coin look flat and lifeless (over-dipped).

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 Posted 04/07/2020  3:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
With a low valued coin like that I'd simply dip it in a jar of jewelry cleaner from Walmart.
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 Posted 04/07/2020  4:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kaddyshack to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the opinions.
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 Posted 04/07/2020  11:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, right now it is worth melt value, after the dip ....it will still be worth melt value.
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 Posted 04/08/2020  10:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Vindex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I never considered cleaning coins. I learned from Earle42's referral to BadThad that there are proper ways to conserve a coin.

I had a bad experience attempting to get accumulated crud off of old wheat pennies that had been stored in a Whitman folder for years. I tried soaking them in acetone. When I took them out, they looked worse, and I assumed them acetone had dulled them. Perhaps I did not leave them in it long enough. Regardless, I learned a valuable lesson: my personal experience does not equal universal truth. Thankfully if we (I) and willing to listen to the experts, we will become better collectors.
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 Posted 04/09/2020  11:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's just normal, late stage toning. Best left alone IMO.


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Yep, right now it is worth melt value, after the dip ....it will still be worth melt value.


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 Posted 04/10/2020  12:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DeLoss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To a 64 Kennedy Collector or someone just beginning their journey into Coins that would be a nice starter peice . It is in Rough shape but it has value beyond melt . Treasure it . If someone offered you 10$ take the $ unless you want it keep it . I'd keep if I was you . Sure there's literally tons of 64's out there but nobody wants to let go . I'd keep it man . Try it clean it a little because at this point you arnt gonna do anymore damage . %
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 Posted 04/10/2020  10:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Checked it for DDO or RPM yet?
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 Posted 04/10/2020  10:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
with BadThad. If anything, just acetone. Whatever it is, it looks like it's baked into the surface. Some like this environmental tarnish/patina look. A dip (IMO) would totally kill it.

Can we see the reverse? Whatever method you decide, post the after results here.
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