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1931 S Lincoln Wheat Cent Before And After Verdi-Care

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 Posted 03/17/2022  9:38 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
1931s Lincoln Wheat cent Before and After Verdi-Care

Well, this wasn't found in a conventional wrapped roll. Let me explain.

Each year the State of Florida has an unclaimed property auction. (I've posted about them before.) These are items from abandoned safe deposit boxes handed over to the state by banks and such that have been dormant for two years.

Here's a couple of images of what the winning "rolls" look like. Each roll is sealed in heavy plastic and then each group in the lot is sealed in more plastic.




I won two Lincoln cent lots last year and have been going through them as time allows. Errors and varieties are going into tubes to sort out later. (1&1/3 tubes at the moment.)

Tonight I grabbed a pack while waiting for my PC to boot up and low and behold this little 1931S "beauty" was in it.




I was happy of course. I knew I wanted to help it escape the residue that was on it and decided before and after images were in order.

So here are the after images. What do you think? Did I help the coin or not?





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 Posted 03/17/2022  9:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Justice41ca to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think so but I am new so don't go by me.

I struggle with the same thing. I see a coin being eaten by this green or black stuff and want to help.

But...... Most of your old timers (not age, long time collecting) say NO NO NO. so I am interested in seeing the responses.

Nice coin.
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 Posted 03/17/2022  9:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks good to me. Did you accomplish an acetone soak first--to 'prep' the coin before Vericare?
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 Posted 03/17/2022  9:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks justice41ca and ijn1944.


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Did you accomplish an acetone soak first--to 'prep' the coin before Vericare?


I sure did and forgot to mention that.
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 Posted 03/17/2022  10:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Looks good to me.


I agree.
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 Posted 03/17/2022  10:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice save!
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 Posted 03/17/2022  10:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cabowabo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What a great find Pete I think the coins looks really good congrats
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 Posted 03/18/2022  04:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Big improvement. I would spot treat that area under the bust and rim.
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 Posted 03/18/2022  08:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin!
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 Posted 03/18/2022  10:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes nice save but I wood give it a 3 hour soak in the Verdi-Care . Make sure the coin is dry before you holder it .

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 Posted 03/18/2022  12:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcshilling to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with all above looks good.
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 Posted 03/18/2022  9:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add -makecents- to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's pretty sweet! Nice job!
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 Posted 03/19/2022  09:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Spence, CFrog, Cabowabo, John1, OldFordMan, T-Bop, McSchilling, and Makescents.


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... I see a coin being eaten by this green or black stuff and want to help.

But...... Most of your old timers (not age, long time collecting) say NO NO NO. ...


That is a reflex to stop newer collectors from automatically destroying the desirability of a coin. (Sort of like taking an eraser to the Mona Lisa to remove a smudge. LOL)

The obv of this coin was already a "Details" mess from the residue on it. It is still a "Details" coin but is much more appealing IMHO.

Thanks for adding to the forum with your question.


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I would spot treat that area under the bust and rim.

Thanks John1, Any suggestions other than the Verdi-Care already applied?


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Yes nice save but I wood give it a 3 hour soak in the Verdi-Care . Make sure the coin is dry before you holder it .

Thanks T-Bop, I've never done that but will give it a try. I'm guessing it may really penetrate the worst areas.

ps. I was kind of hoping someone would be curious about the auction lot of unsearched "rolls" from the safety deposit boxes. This group actually had some decent varieties in it, this semi-key, and 5 or 6 1922D. Still hoping for a holy grail before I finish but I'm definitely not holding my breath.
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 Posted 03/19/2022  10:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Any suggestions other than the Verdi-Care already applied?

Nope, either just spot treat that area with VC or soak the entire coin.
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WOW! Nice score, looks to be at least VF. This is exactly the type of application VC was designed for. GREAT CONSERVATION!

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