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To Dip Or Not Fingerprint (1964 Kennedy Half Dollar)

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 Posted 02/12/2021  11:59 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I put the BU 1964 Kennedy in a flip about a year ago. At that time there was no visible fingerprint around the date. A quick dip should remove the fingerprint. Would you dip the coin?


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 Posted 02/12/2021  12:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You would need to dip it in 100% pure acetone,but being that it has been on it for 1 year chances are it will not come off. To remove it,you would need to dip in something like eZest,and that will damage the coin.
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 Posted 02/12/2021  12:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sadly, it's highly unlikely the finger print can be removed. An acetone soak won't hurt, but I suspect the print will remain. If the soak was accomplished within a few minutes of the print being applied, then a better outcome could been expected.
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 Posted 02/12/2021  1:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I assume you're talking about dipping it in eZest or something similar to remove the print. A quick dip probably won't hurt, and there's not much to lose. The question is whether the print will come off before you lose much luster.
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 Posted 02/12/2021  1:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The dip that I am talking about is eZest. I just put the coin in acetone to see if it makes any difference.
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 Posted 02/12/2021  1:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not much at risk with a '64 Kennedy.
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 Posted 02/12/2021  1:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Beside acetone, I wouldn't mess with it. You may end up with a dull looking coin only worth bullion


A quick 2 or 3 second dip in eZest will not dull the coin as the the coin has never been dipped. It came directly out of a original roll. A quick dip will give it the blast white look.

What is better a dipped coin or a coin with a fingerprint?
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 Posted 02/12/2021  1:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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A quick 2 or 3 second dip in eZest will not dull the coin as the the coin has never been dipped. It came directly out of a original roll. A quick dip will give it the blast white look.

Well then what are you waiting for - get that coin into some eZest PRONTO!
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 Posted 02/12/2021  3:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How about selling this coin and buying a new MS-something coin instead?
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How about selling this coin and buying a new MS-something coin instead?
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 Posted 02/12/2021  3:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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What is better a dipped coin or a coin with a fingerprint?

That is a good question.
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 Posted 02/12/2021  5:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the coin after 4 hours in acetone. Fingerprint is still there. I am going to dip it in eZest for about 3 seconds and take another photo and post. I am not interested in selling as I got about a dozen of the 1964 BU Kennedys.
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Cant wait to see
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 Posted 02/12/2021  5:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't suppose a bar of Zest soap would work.
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 Posted 02/12/2021  5:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The evidence of my fingerprint on this coin is gone after a 3 second dip in eZest.
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 Posted 02/12/2021  5:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The finger print may be gone, but look at that loss of luster to the left of the ear and the enhanced scratch at the mouth!
Shouldn't have dipped the whole coin...
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