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2-Cent Piece With Bronze Disease

 
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 Posted 10/26/2020  4:46 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Morgan Nerd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I think that a 2-cent piece I have has a very mild case of Bronze Disease. I have scraped off the crusty stuff (needed a magnifying glass and good lighting to see it well) and I will be soaking it in distilled water for two weeks while changing the water every three days as recommended. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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We'll need pics to help!
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I don't have pictures of it before I de-crusted it, but it was barely noticeable around the rim. My question is whether I'm doing enough with distilled water.
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Any thoughts or suggestions?


Since BD can be passed from one coin to others, now is a great time to not only isolate this coin from the rest of your collection, but look through your other coins to confirm that others haven't also started down this pathway.
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I have a couple of old, worn, and worthless Indian Head cents that may have BD. But they've had it for as long as I can remember and it hasn't progressed any. It is not worth the trouble of treating them.

Many of my wheat cents (again, old and worn) have normal verdigris spots, and this is very common on old pennies; I see it all the time. I even see verdigris spots (not BD) on nickels often. Even on certified nickels.

BD can only be spread coin-to-coin by direct contact, so when my 1865 2 cent piece is finished with "cancer" treatment, I will be putting it back into a 2x2 cardboard holder and into my album.
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