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1860 Indian Head Penny

 
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 Posted 04/19/2021  6:47 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add moose59 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found this rough penny in a bag of foreign coins. It has the appearance of being a metal detector find. But what the heck, it is still an 1860 Indian head.

If anyone knows a safe way to get some of the detritus off. I would be grateful. I had it soaking in water for two days, helped a little.


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 Posted 04/19/2021  7:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm guessing this is pretty much lost to the ravages of time and will never have any numismatic value.
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 Posted 04/19/2021  8:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
, Environmental damage from being in the ground at least 140 years . There is nothing you can do to save this coin . Good find
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 Posted 04/21/2021  08:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Best thing to do is to melt it down, reuse the metal to make a new one.
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 Posted 04/21/2021  10:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Best thing to do is to melt it down, reuse the metal to make a new one.
Let us not get carried away here!
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