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 Posted 06/19/2017  08:28 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a bunch of very dark Buffs , does anyone know a sure way of removing this without damaging the coin or making it look cleaned ?

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 Posted 06/19/2017  08:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I assume you are talking about toning rather than crud.
In that case the surfaces have been chemically altered somehow, probably naturally by environmental conditions.

Can you remove the dark toning?
Of course.

Will that damage the coin?
Yes, it will alter the naturally toned surfaces which means removal of the surface of the coin.

Will it look cleaned?
That depends upon the eye of the beholder (and their expertise).
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 06/19/2017  09:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why do Buffalo nickels in particular, more than any other nickel type, have a tendency to darken so much?
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 Posted 06/19/2017  11:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
sel_691 , Very good question for which I have no answer for .
kanga , I really wouldn't call it toning nor is it crud . It's pretty much environmental .
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 Posted 06/19/2017  12:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
"Bury the Nickel" was all the rage with the kids in the early 40s. Had to do something when mom took away the radio!
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 Posted 06/19/2017  1:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I have a bunch of very dark Buffs ,

Can you post some pics ?
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 Posted 06/19/2017  2:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry , unable to post picks . I've seen shield and V-Nickels with the same dark problem . For some reason Jefferson's seem to be immune to it.
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 Posted 06/19/2017  4:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe Jeffersons just aren't old enough for the most part? I unearthed a number of dark ones while metal detecting over the years.
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 Posted 06/19/2017  4:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Enjoy the dark Buffs. If you need some help, look at this coin to remind you what happens when coins are dipped and cleaned.

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 Posted 06/20/2017  1:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Why do Buffalo nickels in particular, more than any other nickel type, have a tendency to darken so much?

I've seen an awful lot of dark (circulated) Shield nickels, and a fair number of V nickels as well.
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 Posted 06/20/2017  2:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think this is a nickel thing, not a Buffalo nickel thing. And my nickel, I mean cupro-nickel, because I have seen clad coins fitting the same description.
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