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Dirty looking brown 1974 dime

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:17 pm
by Renaescoins
I can't find the mint mark, how should I clean it without damaging it?

Re: Dirty looking brown 1974 dime

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:00 pm
by mhonzell
It's been in the ground.

Re: Dirty looking brown 1974 dime

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:33 am
by Daniel
I agree

Re: Dirty looking brown 1974 dime

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:42 am
by PetesPockets55
I don't do clad but I've had some success soaking dug coins in Hydrogen peroxide to get the dirt to come off. It will look better than it currently does. As far as the MM, not sure if Philly had them visible this year?

Start with a 5-10 minute soak and see how it looks. A little longer each time till you don't see any more improvement.

Re: Dirty looking brown 1974 dime

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:14 am
by Daniel
No P mint mark on dimes until 1980.

Re: Dirty looking brown 1974 dime

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:14 am
by Paul
JMO,..... But I do not see any "collector value" here.

Re: Dirty looking brown 1974 dime

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:14 pm
by Renaescoins
Thank you all for sharing. I'm new to learning about coins and I just have a lot of questions