Can solder be removed from a silver coin?
Curious if the solder used to turn this Missouri half into some sort of jewelry piece could be removed (either chemically or with heat) without destroying the reverse? It almost looks like lead from the photo, is the melting point low enough compared to silver to melt it off the face of the coin?
I do not have the coin in hand, considering the purchase if the coin can be saved.
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