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    Heavily tarnished silver cleaning and a Capped Bust date reveal

    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

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    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.

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    Looks good!
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    Very interesting on the Capped Bust. It worked too.
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