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Cleaning A Modern Kuwait Dinar

 
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 Posted 02/06/2017  11:38 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add GABatGH to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Here in the US we have these machines in retail stores where people dump in loose change and people will either get money back from the store or will get gift cards. My daughter, who is almost seven, has learned to check these machines when we go to the store to look for change that people have left there. At the moment she has found coins from twenty nine countries around the world. The oldest happens to be from from 1947 from the Netherland Antilles.

One coin is a modern Kuwait Dinar that is in pretty sad shape. We all know that cleaning coins is generally a no-no, but the way it is now there's really no reason to even look at it.

Can someone tell me how to clean this coin? We don't need it to look brand new but we do want to get rid of all the crud on it to see the the writing and the ship clearly.

Thanks!!


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 Posted 02/06/2017  11:46 am  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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We don't need it to look brand new




That looks beyond hope of being anything that the normal rules about cleaning coins would apply. So, without having to go out and buy anything special, perhaps Ajax or Comet cleanser and a toothbrush... I'm sure there will be those that disagree with this thought.
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02/06/2017 11:46 am
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What is this coin made of? Maybe we can work backwards on a way to clean it up...?
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 Posted 02/06/2017  5:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joseph7420 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am not sure how to clean it, but..

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What is this coin made of?

The coin is dated 1410, or 1990 in the Gregorian calendar, so it would have to be made of copper-nickel.
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 Posted 02/06/2017  6:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add UltraRant to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think you can try to remove some surface damage with a wooden toothpick (or a porcupine quill as some people here suggested). When done with that, you can try with a lukewarm bath with some mild soap and see what happens. I got recommended a soft toothbrush or cotton wool. If this doesn't happen, I think most here would suggest to soak it in acetone for a while. Pure acetone, that is, so no mixture with 90% acetone and 10% rubbish or so.

EDIT: Actually, I think most people here would recommend not to clean the coin. Given that this one here is not very special or very valuable and already in bad condition, it may also be a great way to just get experience a bit with the whole cleaning thing.
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02/06/2017 6:42 pm
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