(A long story made short). My wife’s great uncle was a bartender in
Richmond Va around the turn of the century (1900 that is). She
emmigrated from Italy at age 13 about 45 years ago. He had given her
two 1849 US Gold dollars and a jeweler in Italy mounted them with gold
wire to make ear rings out of them. Now 45 years later, we find that
the 1849 Gold dollar if minted in Colorado is worth a lot of money.
The tell-tale mint make is under the gold wire. The Italian craftsman
told a relative that the way he mounted it wouldn’t harm the coin.
Sooooooo… Is there and do you make a solvent that would 1.)
remove the wire and 2.) not harm the coin??? Any suggestion you can
give us would be appreciated.