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Indian Head Cent 1862 Cn Discoloration

 
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 Posted 05/25/2020  10:10 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Larry Gosnell to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Indian Head cent 1862 CN. What is the discoloration on this coin and since it's not worth much anyway, can the rusty looking discoloration be removed? This should be a copper looking color. Maybe with a solution that doesn't attack copper or nickel but can remove whatever it is that has stained this coin.
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 Posted 05/25/2020  10:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add machine20 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Heavy environmental damage. Nothing you can do except get a better one
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 Posted 05/25/2020  10:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Possibly a buried coin at some point.
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Tried to get that rusty discolored environmental stain off this 1862 CN Indian Head cent. I bought this as a problem coin along with 2 others a 1860 and 1874 for a total of $10 so about $3.33 each. No big loss if I destroyed it. Tried a soak in two tbs white vinegar, one tbs peroxide, 1 tspn soy sauce. This solution works good on no date worth nothing buffalos to bring back the date. Thought it might work on the Indian Head that is 88% copper and only 12% nickel with probably iron environmental damage. I think it did a pretty good job although it did dull the copper some and I guess because of the 12% nickel part of it. Has VF TO XF detail now and no longer ugly rusty stained color. First two pictures are with pluggable usb microscope which doesn't do a very good job with capturing true color. Last photo is with cell phone.


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05/25/2020 3:56 pm
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