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What's the best way to remove gum from a coin.

I picked up a modern quarter I need to help fill my
collection but it has a bit of gum on it. What's the best way to remove
the gum? Acetone?
Thanks in advance!!

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    Glue Gone?

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Get a different quarter.

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    jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I sat in gum working on my car on the side of the road during a cross country road trip in my classic. Transmission fluid got the gum off no problem. Smells kinda good too!

    Also, recently stepped in gum in my new boots and massaged it off using hot water and dish soap.

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,438 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Married2Coins said:
    Glue Gone?

    It's Goo Gone. It's a citrus based oil and that should work. If you have some WD-40, that should also work.

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    Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 897 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Acetone will remove gum easily. Don't use anything else.

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    percybpercyb Posts: 3,301 ✭✭✭

    @IkesT said:
    Chew it off. ;)

    I tried that but couldn’t get my teeth through the sticky

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    percybpercyb Posts: 3,301 ✭✭✭

    @gumby1234 said:
    Get a different quarter.

    I thought of this but I have no patience for waiting another 5 or 6 years for one to turn up in change. Besides I may die before then :)

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    yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,596 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 20, 2024 7:15AM

    "Zen" method:
    1. Hold the giraffe.
    2. Fill the bathtub with brightly colored machine tools.
    :smile:
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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,819 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 20, 2024 2:11PM

    Any before and after pictures?

    BTW: Are you sure it's gum? I've seen melted plastic on coins that looks like gum.

    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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    GRANDAMGRANDAM Posts: 8,376 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jacrispies said:
    I sat in gum working on my car on the side of the road during a cross country road trip in my classic. Transmission fluid got the gum off no problem. Smells kinda good too!

    Also, recently stepped in gum in my new boots and massaged it off using hot water and dish soap.

    You need to watch more closely where you are sitting and walking ;)

    GrandAm :)
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    ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @percyb said:
    I thought of this but I have no patience for waiting another 5 or 6 years for one to turn up in change. Besides I may die before then :)

    What date/mint is the quarter?

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    OnastoneOnastone Posts: 3,786 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mr_Spud said:
    I bet it’s a Doublemint mark 😉

    Brilliant pun...perfectly timed.

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    JWPJWP Posts: 17,694 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Easy - just sell the coin and toss in the gum at N/C. :D

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,255 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe it’s Nicorett, maybe it’s hooked on nicotine.

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    MapsOnFireMapsOnFire Posts: 193 ✭✭✭

    Prevent it from happening. Don't spit your wad into that Whitman album.

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