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1867/67 Indian head cent?

#1 Unread post by MLC »

I have what I believe to be a 1867/67.
And if it is what do you think its worth with the corrosion.
And do you think I should send it to be graded?
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There are several 67/67 RPD's for this date.....
Possible S1b .............??
Are you able to remove the, what looks like a glob of ?, over the 7 ??
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It looks like corrosion but I don't know what would get it off?
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I can't see it well enough in your image posted here…
It looks similar to the glob over at K9
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#5 Unread post by Earle42 »

First you will hear everyone say don't clean a coin. The meaning behind this is do not do anything to remove metal from the surface. This includes things like wiping with a paper towel that will scratch the surface. Do not rub it to wear away metal of the details.

But...this does not mean you cannot, for example, after dropping it in Pepsi, rinse it well with water to remove the Pepsi residue and then pat dry with a cotton cloth (which cannot scratch the metal).

Having said that. There are ways to "conserve" a coin by ridding it of surface contaminants and not removing metal.

Only b/c of what I see in the pics making me think it might help, the first thing I would do if it were mine would be to take something softer than copper (like a rose thorn or, seriously a porcupine needle - eBay for cheap and what I use) try to remove the goop by lifting/poking it.

Next I would see if it would dissolve by the penny being put into acetone (PURE acetone - Walmart brand cheap and OK - health and beauty department). Acetone cannot meddle with the metal of your medal (or coin)! Soak it and see if it comes off.

If not, then try xylene. If not try to track down a product called verdi-care.

I think a few of our members have other ways they have used that also will not be considered cleaning and not harm the coin.
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I tried acetone and it didn't work but I will try the other ways
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