Dirty looking brown 1974 dime

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Dirty looking brown 1974 dime

#1 Unread post by Renaescoins » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:17 pm

I can't find the mint mark, how should I clean it without damaging it?
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#2 Unread post by mhonzell » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:00 pm

It's been in the ground.

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#3 Unread post by Daniel » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:33 am

I agree

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#4 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:42 am

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.

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#5 Unread post by Daniel » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:14 am

No P mint mark on dimes until 1980.

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#6 Unread post by Paul » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:14 am

JMO,..... But I do not see any "collector value" here.
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Re: Dirty looking brown 1974 dime

#7 Unread post by Renaescoins » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:14 pm

Thank you all for sharing. I'm new to learning about coins and I just have a lot of questions

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