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Great Looking Peace Dollar With Unfortunate Glue Residue

 
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 Posted 04/20/2021  6:41 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Logic_ow to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have this Peace dollar I purchased a while back and I'm hoping to find a way to remove the glue without damaging the coin. Any ideas?

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 Posted 04/20/2021  6:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A good soak in acetone should remove it, but it's possible the surface underneath will not blend well with the surrounding areas.



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 Posted 04/20/2021  6:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Logic_ow to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And the acetone won't damage the luster?
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 Posted 04/20/2021  6:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Adam_E to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No, acetone won't have an effect on the metal of the coin itself
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 Posted 04/20/2021  7:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Reedbeard08 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a fair bit of glue, hope the coin comes out of its bath looking nice. Hope to see pictures :)
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 Posted 04/20/2021  8:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add apcol258 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Be sure to use 100% pure acetone
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To CCF , A one hour soak might be needed .

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 Posted 04/20/2021  8:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with the frog though that you are likely to have distinct areas of different surface toning once the glue is gone. That doesn't mean you shouldn't remove it, but just rather temper your expectations. On the other hand, maybe it will look kinda cool being two-toned.
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 Posted 04/21/2021  09:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For me, blotch toning is preferred to glue residue.

Good luck!
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 Posted 04/21/2021  3:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PNWType to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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For me, blotch toning is preferred to glue residue.


Amen to that. Away with the glue! Reveal those surfaces before anything can worsen underneath
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 Posted 04/21/2021  4:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Acetone is your friend, when used properly.
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Away with the glue! Reveal those surfaces before anything can worsen underneath

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Acetone is your friend, when used properly.


Practice makes perfect. Grab some Elmer's glue and junk change...
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 Posted 04/25/2021  8:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A Lincoln Cent somehow got glued to it. Follow the above to remove. A slight amount of heat, and meaning just that, from a heat gun to soften it should work if acetone alone does not. Adhesive has a much, much lower melting point than silver, so too much will lead to toning.
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 Posted 04/27/2021  10:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DoubleEagle20 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Common date Peace dollar.

Acetone it.

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