This Cheap Chemical Can Turn Your Old Coins into Serious Money! #shorts

Use Nic-a-date to turn your old buffalo nickels and other old coins from worthless to big money.

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67 Comments on “This Cheap Chemical Can Turn Your Old Coins into Serious Money! #shorts”

    1. It ruins value, but it won’t have any extra value if you don’t know the date. So it is worth damaging it.

    2. That’s not true. A key date nickel that has been nic-a-dated is worth considerably more than a generic No date nickel.

    3. @Eliyahu Zylberberg I agree, it’s worth 50 cents without a date, if it’s a cleaned key date though could be a few hundred. These experts are wild today

    4. You have no way to know if the nickel is rare if you can’t see the date. These coins go for less than 50 cents from the junk bin at coin shops. If you use Nic-a-date and reveal a key date or date error, THAT is when that coin might be worth something.

  1. I have tried this and it can bring out some detail but i doubt if it can give a coin any more value because it damages the coin also.

    1. A nickel without a date is .50 cents. What you think a cleaned coin is of a key date? You guessed correct if you said more then 50 cents

    2. Depends on the coin. If it’s a key date or important date error (there are a few for Buffalo Nickels) you’ve just increased the value from a super low-value “junk” coin to, in some cases, a coin worth hundreds or even more than a thousand dollars.

    1. It doesn’t make them worthless, it definitely makes the value go down however I’m this case the no date is 50 cents like he says, if it’s a key date though it goes up more then the 50 cent coin even if cleaned. Do better

    2. Worth nothing??? Honesty is the best policy. A coin will always hold it’s face value. Mother’s mag wheel polish works amazing if you ever do decide to polish a coin out that’s worth nothing 😂😂✌️

    1. You understand that a coin without a date is 50 cents. But even a cleaned coin with a key date is more expensive then that. Before acting like an expert at least be correct

    2. Correct—you should never clean coins that have numismatic value. In this case it’s not even cleaning—Nic-A-Date is an acid and it actually damages the coin somewhat. But no-date buffalos have very little numismatic value—you see them all the time in the “junk” bins at coin shops for super cheap. If Nic-A-Date reveals a date like 1916/16, the coin is suddenly worth four figures even in very low condition (based on values by Numismedia). Admittedly that’s really rare, but this is why the product exists.

  2. This does not increase value in your coins. It decreases the value of it. Never, ever clean your coins. You make them worthless

    1. @Silverpicker No, I’m not incorrect, and there’s tons of videos out there stating it. You DECREASE the value of the coin when you clean, or use that product on it.

      I know you know it, and it’s sad that you’re lying to everyone just to make a buck.

    2. @Kick Rocks You’d learn more if you asked questions instead of making dumb accusations. I have 400 videos about numismatics on my channel. Who do you think knows more about coins, you or me?

    3. If it’s mine, I’ll do what I want. Stop trying to tell people what to do with their own property 🙄

    4. @Kaye’s Diggin It Oh grow up and learn exactly what you’re doing wrong so you don’t continue to repeat it.

  3. If you have to use chemicals or special lights to read a date on a coin it’s called a slick. Slicks are worth melt weight.

    1. Unless it’s a 1916/16 Buffalo Nickel. Some dates and errors are valuable even on coins in relatively poor condition.

    1. @August I accept coins for what they are. Personally I rather have a dirty coin then cleaned. But you are so right. It is his coins and he can do as he pleases. But still.

    1. A cleaned coin is worth the same as a no date coin so there really is no harm. Can’t get any lower value for a. Buffalo than a no date one unless it was almost smooth with nothing recognizable. depending on wear it won’t work every time. But could make it more interesting. And as some have pointed out. If you find a key date. Yeah it’s not worth nearly as much as a better uncleared one. But it could make it worth more than a dateless one.

  4. I work in a tollbooth and we’re allowed to buy any US minted coin for face value. In 2022, I recovered 58 Buffalos.

  5. PCGS actually recognizes this as ok. It still brings the value down but they do not hold that against the coin when they are grading it like they do on cleaned coins.

    1. I’ve seen something about this couple years back but they had a home solution that you can use and I always wondered what the three big graders thought about this and now seeing your comment here do they denote somewhere on their grading paperwork that this has been done?
      If this makes any sense would you happen to know?

  6. I see a lot of people scolding you about “cleaning” coins. It’s absolutely true that cleaning coins (that have numismatic value—key point here) is a huge no no.

    But first off, no-date Buffalo Nickels have little to no numismatic value—they aren’t even worth the cost of postage to send them to a buyer, which is why you see them sold only in lots on eBay.

    Second, this isn’t cleaning. This is actually using an acid to expose the date—it is in fact adding a little damage to a coin that is already damaged by circulation to the point where you can’t even see the date.

    And that’s the point—if these nickels have ANY numismatic value, the ONLY way to find out is to use something like Nic-a-Date to expose the date. Admittedly, if you do this and expose a common date, you’re unlikely to find any buyers for it, even in a lot, but you’re not losing much money. But in the rare cases where you expose a key date or date error, you’ve taken a coin worth at most 50 cents and now it’s worth considerably more.

  7. Clean your coins whichever way you want. IF you’re not planning on selling them.
    I won’t sell any of the many coins that I’ve found, while metal detecting, they are mine and I’ll do with them what I want.

  8. I like the Buffalo nickel; it’s my favourite design. Unfortunately, it’s 75% Cu, 25% Ni, so only base metals (although inflation will eventually cause the five cent piece to go the way of the dodo). If only they had been minted in silver as dimes or preferably quarters. I also regret that in more modern times, Buffalos were chosen as for gold eagles; I wish that the U.S. mint opted to use them for silver eagles (which would be much more affordable).

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