Coin ID please

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Coin ID please

Post by oldtommo68 » Tue May 21, 2019 6:46 pm

Hi, I found this in woods about 6 inches deep using my Garrett euro Ace, It was unreadable until I soaked it in some Olive oil overnight.

Fingers crossed :D
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Re: Coin ID please

Post by stargazer » Tue May 21, 2019 6:56 pm

Looks like a George III half penny. All the German George coins come up in poor condition. Date circa 1806.
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Re: Coin ID please

Post by fred » Tue May 21, 2019 6:59 pm

I agree! :D
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Re: Coin ID please

Post by Muddyknee » Tue May 21, 2019 7:16 pm

stargazer wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 6:56 pm
Looks like a George III half penny. All the German George coins come up in poor condition. Date circa 1806.
Date looks like 1773.
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Re: Coin ID please

Post by oldtommo68 » Tue May 21, 2019 7:39 pm

I thought I could see 1773, I need to get a book ::g

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Re: Coin ID please

Post by Buriedbytime&dust » Tue May 21, 2019 7:42 pm

Yep, soaking in olive oil is a great way to ruin your coins. Like you, I found that out the hard way :-L

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Re: Coin ID please

Post by oldtommo68 » Tue May 21, 2019 7:51 pm

I thought I read somewhere Olive oil was good for cleaning ? what do you guys use?

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Re: Coin ID please

Post by Buriedbytime&dust » Tue May 21, 2019 11:31 pm

oldtommo68 wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 7:51 pm
I thought I read somewhere Olive oil was good for cleaning ? what do you guys use?
Olive oil is terrible. It soaks in and goes rancid, causing further damage. The best advice I had was, if you can find it in your kitchen, don't put it on your finds ::g

If copper coins are in bad condition, they'll stay that way or get worse. Silver coins can be redeemed, but with coppers I've not found any way to improve them to any degree.

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Re: Coin ID please

Post by oldtommo68 » Wed May 22, 2019 6:40 am

Thanks!! I need to find some silver Ha Ha

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