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In Progress Cleaning of the 1857 Flying Eagle Penny

Posted by on August 10, 2012

1857 Flying Eagle PennyAs you can see in the original post, the reverse of the 1857 Flying Eagle penny was pretty toasted. There was no definition or detail at all. I was a little hesitant, but I decided to try cleaning it anyway. Here it is now after a light rub of hydrogen peroxide with a Q-tip, and then a week-long olive oil bath. It is starting to show details more and more! I will keep it in oil for a while and report back on progress when there’s something worth updating. Thanks for checking!

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