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Coins Embedded In Plastic Paper Weights

OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited July 25, 2023 2:36PM in U.S. Coin Forum

So hypothetically or make believe, you found or saw a significant coin in one of these things. How would you remove it? Or would you send it to our host and let them remove it? πŸ˜‚ ....or just slab the entire thing? 🀣

Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🀣 )

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  • cheezhedcheezhed Posts: 5,680 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like the 1964 set.

    Many happy BST transactions
  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks @DeplorableDan! I'm dyslexic or something!! 😫

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🀣 )

  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I saw that post too. Seems labor intensive and a chance of messing the coins up. Thanks πŸ™

    🎢 shout shout, let it all out 🎢

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I understand your point @Mr_Spud. But what if that 64 was a high mint state DDO? Keep it on the shelf and look at it? I don't know.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🀣 )

  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,431 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 25, 2023 2:57PM

    @OAKSTAR said:
    I understand your point @Mr_Spud. But what if that 64 was a high mint state DDO? Keep it on the shelf and look at it? I don't know.

    Yes, I’d keep it on the shelf and look at it and I’d point out the variety if I ever tried to sell it. I bet you could get someone to put a variety sticker on it if it was important to have a third party confirm it. Like doesn’t messydesk do variety stickers for VAMs and some other varieties? Something like that might be do-able without removing it, maybe πŸ€”

    But keep in mind that I’d like to, someday, run a key date coin through an elongation machine and keep it on a shelf and look at it. Might look good encased in lucite πŸ˜‰

    Mr_Spud

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,646 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    I understand your point @Mr_Spud. But what if that 64 was a high mint state DDO? Keep it on the shelf and look at it? I don't know.

    Put it on the shelf with a price tag :o

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mr_Spud said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    I understand your point @Mr_Spud. But what if that 64 was a high mint state DDO? Keep it on the shelf and look at it? I don't know.

    Yes, I’d keep it on the shelf and look at it and I’d point out the variety if I ever tried to sell it. I bet you could get someone to put a variety sticker on it if it was important to have a third party confirm it. Like doesn’t messydesk do variety stickers for VAMs and some other varieties? Something like that might be do-able without removing it, maybe πŸ€”

    But keep in mind that I’d like to, someday, run a key date coin through an elongation machine and keep it on a shelf and look at it. Might look good encased in lucite πŸ˜‰

    Yes, he does. So would he put one of his stickers on a paper weight? πŸ˜‚ I'm not to sure.

    Hold on, let me call him.....@messydesk John- Are you out there? πŸ˜‰

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🀣 )

  • lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,453 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This has been posted before. Could not find it but found the YouTube. The title:

    I Ruined A Morgan Silver Dollar! I Tried To Remove It From Acrylic

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbMVD06Cut8

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

  • GoldminersGoldminers Posts: 3,585 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You do not want to use a vice and a hammer and chisel. LOL

  • GoldminersGoldminers Posts: 3,585 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 25, 2023 4:41PM

    I just bought this rare 1957 Federal Land Bank medal in Lucite and am going to try my dry ice and hammer theory.
    If it works, great, if not it will be back to sawing and acetone.

    I believe it will melt off at around 270 degrees, but somewhere much higher it might burn or catch fire. Haven't tried that method either, but I have considered it >:)

  • steve76020steve76020 Posts: 367 ✭✭✭

    start with a vise and a band saw, or jig saw.. lol

  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,446 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 25, 2023 5:13PM

    I probably take a saw to it and cut the sides the same direction as the coin as close to the coin leave a 1/6" buffer.
    Add acitone to the crack or soak then wedge the two half's apart or twist like an Oreo in a vice.
    With any luck the coin Will Pop out of one side.

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Now we're cookin' with grease!!

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🀣 )

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lilolme- Any one know about this coinhelpu guy? Is he on this forum?

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🀣 )

  • lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,453 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    @lilolme- Any one know about this coinhelpu guy? Is he on this forum?

    I do not know but I don't think so. I just could not remember the prior posting of the video on the forum and could not find it in the search. So I went to the internet search. @joeykoins seems to do a lot of the video guys/gals so maybe he might know.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lilolme said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    @lilolme- Any one know about this coinhelpu guy? Is he on this forum?

    I do not know but I don't think so. I just could not remember the prior posting of the video on the forum and could not find it in the search. So I went to the internet search. @joeykoins seems to do a lot of the video guys/gals so maybe he might know.

    Thanks! I think this coinhelpu also has a coin forum. Have never heard anything good about it.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🀣 )

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,014 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 27, 2023 6:23PM

    I've got a 68 quarter embedded in lucite with an egg timer embedded in as well. Measures 2 3/4x 2 3/4 x1 inch. Was a bank promotion. If I ever get motivated in posting pictures will post it.

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit. "Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
  • Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 870 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There is a very easy way to remove coins from Lucite or any plastic for that matter. I did it a few times but the Morgan's looked better in the Lucite than after I pulled them out.
    I agree with everyone else. Leave them alone.

    Student of numismatics and collector of Morgan dollars
    Successful BST transactions with: Namvet Justindan Mattniss RWW olah_in_MA

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @150K said:
    There is a very easy way to remove coins from Lucite or any plastic for that matter. I did it a few times but the Morgan's looked better in the Lucite than after I pulled them out.
    I agree with everyone else. Leave them alone.

    It kind of depends on what the coin is.

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @150K said:
    There is a very easy way to remove coins from Lucite or any plastic for that matter. I did it a few times but the Morgan's looked better in the Lucite than after I pulled them out.
    I agree with everyone else. Leave them alone.

    It probably looks better because the Lucite acts like a magnifying glass. The coin looks twice as big. πŸ˜‰

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🀣 )

  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,803 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @golden said:
    I have a toilet seat that has coins embedded in it including a Silver Dollar, but it is whizzed. :)

    You should probably work on your aim

    That’s gold!

  • Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 843 ✭✭✭✭

    @golden said:
    I have a toilet seat that has coins embedded in it including a Silver Dollar, but it is whizzed. :)

    Is it a MS 1885 CC?

  • kirkminkkirkmink Posts: 172 ✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    @lilolme- Any one know about this coinhelpu guy? Is he on this forum?

    He runs a coin shop in Ohio. You can reach him through his shop. Name is Daniel.

    https://portsmouthcoinshop.com/

    "Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?"- Calvin and Hobbes

  • bramn8rbramn8r Posts: 746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's mine, 18 1969 and 1970 Lincoln's. From a bank in Homestead, FL.

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @kirkmink said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    @lilolme- Any one know about this coinhelpu guy? Is he on this forum?

    He runs a coin shop in Ohio. You can reach him through his shop. Name is Daniel.

    https://portsmouthcoinshop.com/

    I like his videos, no BS or hype like a lot of others.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • JWPJWP Posts: 17,529 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 26, 2023 12:32PM

    @OAKSTAR said:
    So hypothetically or make believe, you found or saw a significant coin in one of these things. How would you remove it? Or would you send it to our host and let them remove it? πŸ˜‚ ....or just slab the entire thing? 🀣

    If you want to remove it in 1 easy step - just send it to me
    I LIKE IT..πŸ™‚πŸ˜πŸ™‚

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    Successful Transactions with more than 100 Members

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JWP- LoL!! πŸ˜‚ 🀣 πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ‘πŸ»

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🀣 )

  • M4MadnessM4Madness Posts: 135 ✭✭✭
    edited July 26, 2023 1:00PM

    @Glen2022 said:

    @golden said:
    I have a toilet seat that has coins embedded in it including a Silver Dollar, but it is whizzed. :)

    Is it a MS 1885 CC?

    I just purchased a MS64 1885-CC Morgan last night. I hope it didnt come from a toilet seat. Lol!

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cut away any of the larger extraneous material, then soak in acetone... Will likely take a few soaks, each time with fresh acetone. If you cannot cut some away, it will take much longer. Cheers, RickO

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,830 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MrEureka said:

    Looks like there is some brockage on the seat.

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit. "Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
  • LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 17,289 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Got you all beat - a multimillion dollar coin - just need to figure out how to get it out!

    "My friends who see my collection sometimes ask what something costs. I tell them and they are in awe at my stupidity." (Baccaruda, 12/03).I find it hard to believe that he (Trump) rushed to some hotel to meet girls of loose morals, although ours are undoubtedly the best in the world. (Putin 1/17) Gone but not forgotten. IGWT, Speedy, Bear, BigE, HokieFore, John Burns, Russ, TahoeDale, Dahlonega, Astrorat, Stewart Blay, Oldhoopster, Broadstruck, Ricko.
  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When it comes to removing a coin from inside a chunk of acrylic, the core question to resolve is, "why".

    If you wish to keep the coin with your other coins in your collection, then sure, that makes sense.

    If you wish to sell it and same money on shipping costs, I suppose so... but you'll probably spend more on liberation costs than you would save on shipping.

    If the acrylic is damaged, discoloured or the coin has found itself inside a bubble within the acrylic, then sure - it's ugly, and removing it will be of benefit.

    If you wish to best preserve the coin, then removing it from the acrylic is a backwards step. This stuff is like artificial amber, that coin is going to stay perfectly preserved inside the acrylic for millennia; it's better protected than even inside a slab, as the slab is less airtight.

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  • Some_of_itSome_of_it Posts: 110 ✭✭✭

    I was tempted to try to remove these from lucite but after about 12 years of searching, I found nice examples that were not encased.

  • jfriedm56jfriedm56 Posts: 834 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From a Canadian friend of mine






  • I did that with a Ryobi handheld circular saw and a small chisel.

  • This weekend, I have another I am going to do, but this time I am going to film what I do with the GoPro.




  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Lakesammman said:
    Got you all beat - a multimillion dollar coin - just need to figure out how to get it out!

    Notice all of the spelling is correct on this 1913 "holder". :)

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit. "Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,803 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @r_leever said:

    I did that with a Ryobi handheld circular saw and a small chisel.

    How would that plastic block look glued back together? A kintsugi-type repair might look cool.

  • AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,819 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dremel and acetone. Lots of acetone.

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