Accidental Gold Ancient?
OK this is weird. Around 15 years ago, I bought a lot of unclean coins off of eBay after getting them, I was disappointed with the quality and the era. I promptly put them in my dresser drawer because I didn’t think they were anything of consequence.
The other day I was cleaning my dresser out, and some old change got commingled with some of those coins
Fast forward to today. I scooped a bunch of change in my pocket so I could buy a soda later playing with my change. This morning I noticed that I accidentally grabbed one of the presumed near worthless copper Constantine ancients. Just now, after its been rattling around in my pocket all day when I looked at it a second time , it gives the impression that there could be gold underlying whatever layer of copper was on it.
What do you recommend I do? I need to clean it, but I need to clean it in a manner that won’t be frowned upon by the grading companies. XRF it?
My currency "Box of Ten" Thread: https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1045579/my-likely-slow-to-develop-box-of-ten#latest