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I just spent two hours wrestling these Lincolns!

I picked up this presentation piece.
It's had a 1921S wheat and a 1974S inside a 1 inch thick solid block of acrylic. Removing coins from acrylic is dangerous business. I learned a very easy and safe way to do it.
Anyway I got the coins out.
I do not collect or study Lincoln cents. I think they are cool though.
Here is an image of the two coins I yanked out.
The 1921S I'm not so sure about. The obverse is questionable while the reverse is not to shabby.
The 1974S is beautiful. It looks like a proof coin. Absolutely gorgeous.
Can these be soaked in acetone to remove anything that may have stuck to them?
They have been perfectly preserved since 1974 and are definitely red beauties.
The image with my fingertip is to show the reflection of the coin. It looks brand new.
I feel like I need to get these graded or into the hands of someone who collects and can care for copper.
I don't even want to touch them
Here are some images.





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    TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,594 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ll say good job removing the acrylic. That isn’t an easy task. Perhaps it will serve you well in the future if you do find a possible gem.

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    Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,455 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Mr_Spud

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    It was fun removing them.
    Yes I agree the 21S is polished.

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In general, any better date coin in acrylic has been polished. Also in general, coins "floating" in acrylic look far nicer in the cube than they do in-hand. The 1974-S looks like any other business strike coin for the date and the 1921-S has been polished to heck and back. Whatever you paid, it is likely worth far less now.

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    VasantiVasanti Posts: 448 ✭✭✭✭

    I wouldn’t be too hard on him. It’s not like he whizzed some civil war gold.

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    DCWDCW Posts: 6,976 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This reminds me of the scene in Raging Bull when Jake Lamotta cracks the jewels out of his heavyweight championship belt to pawn them

    Dead Cat Waltz Exonumia
    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,858 ✭✭✭✭✭

    could you let us know your safe and easy method for coin removal?

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    1Mike11Mike1 Posts: 4,414 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They're good for an album. Because they're cleaned, I'd avoid putting any money into grading them. Put them together on the BST and someone will pay you for them but the value is minimal, maybe $5 for both pieces.

    "May the silver waves that bear you heavenward be filled with love’s whisperings"

    "A dog breaks your heart only one time and that is when they pass on". Unknown
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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,989 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1Mike1 said:
    They're good for an album. Because they're cleaned, I'd avoid putting any money into grading them. Put them together on the BST and someone will pay you for them but the value is minimal, maybe $5 for both pieces.

    That seems ridiculously optimistic

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    My best guess is that they are worth at least two cents.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,944 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It seems to me that you are continuing to make bad decisions when it comes to coin collectibles. Slow down and select an area to master before spending any more money on coin items.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    1Mike11Mike1 Posts: 4,414 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They're good fo> @jmlanzaf said:

    @1Mike1 said:
    They're good for an album. Because they're cleaned, I'd avoid putting any money into grading them. Put them together on the BST and someone will pay you for them but the value is minimal, maybe $5 for both pieces.

    That seems ridiculously optimistic

    You're right. I just found this one on ebay for $3.95 + .99 shipping. You save 6 cents! :D

    "May the silver waves that bear you heavenward be filled with love’s whisperings"

    "A dog breaks your heart only one time and that is when they pass on". Unknown
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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,413 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't have a problem with that you did, however, GE collectables are cool, IMHOP.

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon

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