View Full Version : Heavily tarnished silver cleaning and a Capped Bust date reveal

10-02-2019, 02:25 PM
I found a very nice 1907 Barber Quarter back in June I believe. After I posted it Tony2Cent suggested I use a method that was posted on here from 8 years or so. Anyways I am VERY pleased with the results. The recipe can be found here...

http://www.americandetectorist.com/f...de-From-Silver (http://www.americandetectorist.com/forum/showthread.php?696-Method-To-Remove-Sulfide-From-Silver)



I also found a Capped Bust silver dime a few months ago that was completely slicked out on the front except the slightest edge of the bottom of the bust. I swiped it with my shovel too. So being essentially worthless I decided to use some of the acid you use to confirm whether something is silver or not on this coin. I carefully spread a thin layer of acid on the entire front surface that way it would all look the same and after just 15 seconds I could easily make out the date of 1821. I do not recommend doing this to something valuable but in this case I am glad I did it.


Full Metal Digger
10-02-2019, 02:43 PM
Looks good!

Donnie B
10-02-2019, 04:17 PM
Very interesting on the Capped Bust. It worked too.