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Verdi-Care - Any Before and After's y'all wish to share?

jmcu12jmcu12 Posts: 2,452 ✭✭✭
I ordered a bottle and was just wondering if anyone had some before and after's to share with the group.

I sometimes come across some copper that I think would benefit but I have not ordered any of this until now. Still, I probably wont use it on something too valuable (at least until I have more experience with it) it is more for those things under about $100 that I am willing to chance it on.
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    BAJJERFANBAJJERFAN Posts: 30,988 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You mean Verdi-Gone?
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    jmcu12jmcu12 Posts: 2,452 ✭✭✭
    Yes to both I guess. Verdi-gone, as I understand it, is no longer sold and that Verdi-Care has replaced it.
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    mercurydimeguymercurydimeguy Posts: 4,625 ✭✭✭✭
    I don't have any pics handy immediately but I can tell you it worked awesome on some grungy IHC's I had, got rid of the green stuff and typical gunk that plagues these coins. I dabbed very sparingly (drop here/there on the troubled areas) and then used a wooden toothpick to poke at the area up and down (not across and not scraping...just tapping it on top) and after just a couple minutes most of the gunk came off. I didn't use the rub method they recommended...once the stuff came off, I just put some more liquid on a clean coin cloth and pressed down on the area (so as not to dry rub) to pick up the removed residue. Let the coin air dry as is, and voila...it truly looked awesome. Didn't change the color one bit, but the coin looked a lot more detailed because all the gunk was gone.

    I also used it on some circulated buffalo nickels and it takes off the green PVC stuff (again, plagues a lot of these coins) in 30-60 seconds and does nothing to change the look of the coin.

    Keep in mind, these coins I've tested it on were book coins -- I have both a book of IHC and Buffalo nickels for my kids, so these went into there. I've not yet experimented on any coins of any meaningful value nor have I submitted any of these coins for third party grading.
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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭


    << <i>I experimented with some cheap Lincolns. Before-and-after results below.
    Lance. >>


    i'm not a big fan of chemicals but it is hard to argue with your results!

    if those would have been key-dates or major varieties, that treatment would have brought back most if not all of their potential value! reminds me of that 8/7 that snow cleaned up a while back. big difference between the before/after images.
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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lkeigwin said:
    You can sometimes get decent results with VerdiCare. Rarely on very old stuff...it hasn't helped any large cents, e.g.

    I experimented with some cheap Lincolns. Before-and-after results below.
    Lance.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BAJJERFAN said:
    You mean Verdi-Gone?

    You can't get it anymore?

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    BAJJERFANBAJJERFAN Posts: 30,988 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @BAJJERFAN said:
    You mean Verdi-Gone?

    You can't get it anymore?

    No idea.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the OP and for the contributors with their results.
    Jim


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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BAJJERFAN said:

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @BAJJERFAN said:
    You mean Verdi-Gone?

    You can't get it anymore?

    No idea.

    I don't believe it's easy to find today.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Jeez, seems the prices of that has skyrocketed.

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've been using VerdiChem on some copper coins. It does lift off debris and compliments the surface condition, so to speak. See attached pics.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69- You have before and after pics?

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sometimes it helps but sometimes it doesn't do anything. I always wondered why spend 25$ to turn a 2¢ wheat into a 3¢ wheat. You are not going to use that on a collectible coin you want graded are you? Might be helpful on junk large cents to make them a bit more desirable.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Steven59 said:
    You are not going to use that on a collectible coin you want graded are you?

    Uhhhh, yes I am. Did you not see the 1946 clipped Lincoln cent above?

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    I often wonder about those clipped coins. They look pretty easy to "make". It's not that I would or you would but I have no doubt someone has.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Watchtower said:
    I often wonder about those clipped coins. They look pretty easy to "make". It's not that I would or you would but I have no doubt someone has.

    What?

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    { Did you not see the 1946 clipped Lincoln cent above?}

    Why Yes, Yes I did. But the way the color of the background changed from picture to picture so did the color of the cent - so .............

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Steven59 said:

    @OAKSTAR said:

    { Did you not see the 1946 clipped Lincoln cent above?}

    Why Yes, Yes I did. But the way the color of the background changed from picture to picture so did the color of the cent - so .............

    It doesn't matter. They straight graded it.

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    Do people actually collect them?

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Watchtower said:
    Do people actually collect them?

    What exactly are you asking or talking about?

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    Clipped coins, do people collect them.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes.

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    1Mike11Mike1 Posts: 4,414 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Watchtower said:
    I often wonder about those clipped coins. They look pretty easy to "make". It's not that I would or you would but I have no doubt someone has.

    People do collect them. I don't think they'd be as easy to make as you think. When they are minted the edges deform differently than a coin that has been Sliced or sawn. There are old threads discussing the topic.

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,432 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Watchtower said:
    I often wonder about those clipped coins. They look pretty easy to "make". It's not that I would or you would but I have no doubt someone has.

    Clipped coins show the "Blakesley Effect" which is extremely difficult to duplicate. Do a web search for pictures and a description of how it's created.

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    I think it's interesting. I have seen similar before. I just didn't know that people collect them. I'll learn more about them just for the sake of knowledge.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm just wondering if ANACS (or any TPG'er ), knew I used Verdi-Care on it, would they still have straight graded it?

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    LazybonesLazybones Posts: 1,394 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not very good results...

    BEFORE:

    AFTER:


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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,828 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Watchtower said:
    Clipped coins, do people collect them.

    @seanq I believe someone has a 7070 with all clipped coins...

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Lazybones- It doesn't look bad. I'm wondering if a few more applications would help?

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    @Lazybones- It doesn't look bad. I'm wondering if a few more applications would help?

    Are you buying? :D

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    Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,445 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Lazybones said:
    Not very good results...

    BEFORE:

    AFTER:


    That one might benefit from a long soak in mineral oil. Maybe use the Verdistuff again afterwards. I really like that It has a cool serial number 1313.

    Mr_Spud

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    seanqseanq Posts: 8,575 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Watchtower said:
    I think it's interesting. I have seen similar before. I just didn't know that people collect them. I'll learn more about them just for the sake of knowledge.

    Search my handle, I've probably started several dozen threads here about clipped coins. Definitely collectible, and once you know what to look for they are reasonably easy to authenticate.

    Sean Reynolds

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    LazybonesLazybones Posts: 1,394 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 21, 2023 11:11PM

    @Mr_Spud said:

    That one might benefit from a long soak in mineral oil. Maybe use the Verdistuff again afterwards. I really like that It has a cool serial number 1313.

    The serial number was the reason I bought it. Four digit ones are tough to find, the 1313 makes it even better!

    Does anyone remember who lived on 1313 Mockingbird Lane?

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    MS66MS66 Posts: 200 ✭✭✭

    The verdigris on that Canal Token is attractive to my eye!

    I wouldn't have touched it.

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    Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,445 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Lazybones said:

    Does anyone remember who lived on 1313 Mockingbird Lane?

    Munsters

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    ironmanl63ironmanl63 Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MS66 said:
    The verdigris on that Canal Token is attractive to my eye!

    I wouldn't have touched it.

    Funny I was kinda thinking the same thing. Not sure if I would feel the same looking at it in hand but that picture looks nice to me.

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