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45 Nickel with green stuff on the edge.

I have this decent 45 P nickel with some green gunk on the edge, acetone didn’t work. Is there any way to get rid of it?

Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: mirabela, OKCC, MICHAELDIXON

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    MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,897 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably corrosion but if it's slimy it'd be PVC.

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    acetone will probably work if you are not in a hurry - soak a day and then roll cotton swab over it applying pressure, you will get a little each day... repeat daily until happy

    there also is some reverse by PL and on obverse edge by IN

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Ownerofawheatiehorde... If a long soak in 100% acetone did not work, then try Ezest or MS70, but they would require care... start with a Qtip on the edge if you try one of those... Might even dilute it to begin with. Let us know how it goes. Cheers, RickO

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    Klif50Klif50 Posts: 663 ✭✭✭✭

    And from the way you are holding it, it probably has your fingerprints on the front and back.

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    OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,518 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Klif50 said:
    And from the way you are holding it, it probably has your fingerprints on the front and back.

    The photos look deceiving, but I promise you I was holding it by it’s edge. :D

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: mirabela, OKCC, MICHAELDIXON

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,931 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Ownerofawheatiehorde said:

    @Klif50 said:
    And from the way you are holding it, it probably has your fingerprints on the front and back.

    The photos look deceiving, but I promise you I was holding it by it’s edge. :D

    How can you be holding it by the edge when we can see the edge between your fingers?

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    OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,518 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @Ownerofawheatiehorde said:

    @Klif50 said:
    And from the way you are holding it, it probably has your fingerprints on the front and back.

    The photos look deceiving, but I promise you I was holding it by it’s edge. :D

    How can you be holding it by the edge when we can see the edge between your fingers?

    The only part my fingers were touching was the corner of the edge, it was just taken from a odd angle and zoomed in.

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: mirabela, OKCC, MICHAELDIXON

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,328 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For this coin I don't think it really matters how you hold it, I think it might be too far gone. Since the grime is on the edge you can probably safely be aggressive with it, have you tried scratching it off with your fingernail?

    Collector, occasional seller

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    OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,518 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ChrisH821 said:
    For this coin I don't think it really matters how you hold it, I think it might be too far gone. Since the grime is on the edge you can probably safely be aggressive with it, have you tried scratching it off with your fingernail?

    No, but I will after a longer soak in acetone.

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: mirabela, OKCC, MICHAELDIXON

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    jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Verdicare or a similar product may work.

    "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 6:23. Young fellow suffering from Bust Half fever.

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice Jefferson - is that a die crack on the reverse?

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

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    OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,518 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Steven59 said:
    Nice Jefferson - is that a die crack on the reverse?

    Not sure, but I see what you are talking about. Right now it's in a acetone bath but it's a good coin for 50 cents.

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: mirabela, OKCC, MICHAELDIXON

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