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 Posted 08/15/2022  6:02 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Miss Italy21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I got this as change the other day and it's in rough shape. Not quite sure how to clean it, used a little soap and sift toothbrush, didn't seem to help much. But, was wondering if anyone can tell if this is a DDO. In looking at the first 9 in the date, it looks like a DD? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.




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 Posted 08/15/2022  6:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please show us close-ups of the date.
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 Posted 08/15/2022  6:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Never clean coins. Need better photos. Did you check all three reference sites? If so,what attribution number do you think it might be?
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 Posted 08/15/2022  6:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Given the posted pics, I'm not seeing a DDO. Better images may help.
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 Posted 08/15/2022  7:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Miss Italy21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin is in such bad shape, these are the best photos I can get?

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Still looks normal in this pic.
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 Posted 08/15/2022  7:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Miss Italy21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Trying!

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 Posted 08/15/2022  7:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Never clean coins, never clean coins .

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 Posted 08/15/2022  7:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cujohn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
with Dearborn.
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 Posted 08/15/2022  7:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Miss Italy21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I used mostly water and a soft brush. Not aggressive cleaning. A dab of dawn. No other chemicals! I know not to clean and would never use anything besides water. The coin was so filthy, I could even see the date before... I don't believe I did any damage. Dried it with a soft lint free cloth.
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 Posted 08/15/2022  10:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's never a good idea to do any kind of friction cleaning to a coin. While the toothbrush may not be enough to scratch a copper cent, the contaminates that are freed by scrubbing can act like sand on the surface. Collectors will pay much more for coins showing the original surfaces. Even a wipe with a soft rag can cause hairline scratches that will cut the value of a coin. Cleaning can reduce the value of a coin by 80% or more. No one like getting a coin that was submitted for certification back from the TPG in an 'Ungradable' body bag;

The only acceptable way to 'treat' a dirty coin at home is to soak it in acetone to remove debris on the surface. This will not damage the coin and isn't considered cleaning by the Third-Party Grading companies. Once you have soaked the coin in acetone. rinse it with distilled water and let it dry. Make sure to read and understand the instruction on the label, as acetone is flammable and can be explosive.

You can send a coin to be professionally conserved if it turns out to be valuable, but wait for confirmation of what you have before doing anything.
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 Posted 08/15/2022  10:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Miss Italy21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you so much. Very helpful...appreciate it.
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 Posted 08/16/2022  04:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It does not matter what you use to clean a coin,unless you really know what you are doing...just don't do it.
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 Posted 08/16/2022  12:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just a spender.
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 Posted 08/16/2022  5:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree...not seeing any DDO...just a spender...oops...just a copper saver!!!

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