1965 dime corrosion

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Mint State
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1965 dime corrosion

Post by Mint State » Fri Jun 07, 2024 3:41 pm

Hey all, I'm wondering what is the best way to deal with this 1965 dime. I don't really want to clean it, but I also don't want to store with the rest of my (non-corroded) silver dimes... what does one do with such a corroded (but silver) dime?
... and since it's a junk coin anyway, should I clean it? I know it's a no-no for coins... but no one is going to put this in their collection, and if clean I could store with the rest of my silver...
What do you all think?

Thanks
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Bill in Burl
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Re: 1965 dime corrosion

Post by Bill in Burl » Fri Jun 07, 2024 4:58 pm

Acetone will remove some of the tacky stuff. The hard, brittle green stuff is another story. There will be pitting underneath it. Try to soak it in extra-virgin olive oil for a week or so and then do some gentile rubbing with a soft cloth. If it removes some, then continue doing that and hope that it's .800 Ag, not .500.
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Re: 1965 dime corrosion

Post by GBELEC » Fri Jun 07, 2024 6:30 pm

In my opinion. Do what ever you would like to do. I agree with not cleaning a coin if it is a true collectable coin but seeing your coin I would say it was probably taken from circulation. If so I would bet it has been in a pocket and that would mean it has already been rubbed by cloth. I can’t see how you can do much damage by rubbing it again
Just the opinion of a old man!

Mint State
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Re: 1965 dime corrosion

Post by Mint State » Fri Jun 07, 2024 10:04 pm

Thanks for the replies. Let's see what olive oil does. Great suggestion.

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