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1943 P Jefferson Nickel question regarding acetone dip

jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,027 ✭✭✭✭✭

Any chance an acetone dip would remove the black off the rims of this 43P Jefferson Nickel?
Jim


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  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,199 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If it is foreign material then acetone would probably remove it, but if it is toning then acetone probably won’t remove it. It won’t hurt it to try.

    Mr_Spud

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,027 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not a dipper, so roughly how long is too long? I have soaked dozens in olive oil with moderate success for 5-6 months, but not acetone.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,293 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said:
    I'm not a dipper, so roughly how long is too long? I have soaked dozens in olive oil with moderate success for 5-6 months, but not acetone.
    Jim

    Few minutes should show a change.

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,161 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Put it in a small glass receptacle and cover with acetone. Like stated, a few minutes should be all you need, unless heavily coated with a substance, but I have forgotten and left coins in overnight without any problems.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,027 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you all.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
  • This coin sort of has the dipped look to me, and I don’t mean Acetone. Will be interesting to see if the Acetone does anything.

  • leothelyonleothelyon Posts: 8,334 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I recently didn't like the appearance on one of my coins, a 1939-D FS. Pondered over whether cleaning the coin would be in my best interest. I finally settled on the idea that I certainly didn't like the way it looked and didn't like the idea having to search for another, struggling with remembering if the coin's appearance had changed. But I used the Blue Ribbon cleaner returning the luster to the coin.
    But with the OP's coin since the dark, possibly copper carbonate, appears to be affecting only the rims, I would just try to remove the stuff with a damp Q-tip from/at the rim only and carefully. But if it is carbon spotting, it just may not come off.

    Leo

    The more qualities observed in a coin, the more desirable that coin becomes!

    My Jefferson Nickel Collection

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