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 Posted 03/13/2018  10:13 am  Show Profile   Check CoinCollector2000's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2000 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh man, you really shouldn't have cleaned them how you did, though...

I can see you used either the ketchup or coke method, and it ruined the value of the coins, no matter how clean they look now compared to how they were. The surfaces are now stripped and the surfaces dull and lifeless.

You should have used 100% pure acetone and a toothpick, and even if it has gunk still on it, it's better than having the surfaces stripped off of the coins. It's a beginner mistake, but don't clean any coins if you want to keep a nice/respectable collection. I cleaned many nice coins that I really wish I hadn't when I started out. Just use acetone, let it sit for a while, and it'll be fine! Both coins were in okay condition before...
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 Posted 03/13/2018  10:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add flying_teapot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, it was a mistake. Next time I won't do it with copper coins.
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 Posted 03/13/2018  10:17 am  Show Profile   Check CoinCollector2000's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2000 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Next time I won't do it with copper coins


NO! Not with any coins! Only use acetone because using whatever you did, coke, ketchup, etc. will ruin silver, nickel, copper, aluminum, platinum, palladium, iron, whatever kind of metal you use it on!
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 Posted 03/13/2018  10:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add flying_teapot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Of course yes, thanks.
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 Posted 03/13/2018  3:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The pink color is the give away for excessive cleaning. The cleaning removes a layer or more off the coins. The grade goes down 2 grades when they are cleaned. (if you can find someone willing to buy them) Most collectors won't by a problem coin.
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 Posted 03/13/2018  3:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To be honest, they looked better before you cleaned them. Never use anything but a soak in 100% acetone to clean a coin.
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 Posted 03/13/2018  7:45 pm  Show Profile   Check CoinCollector2000's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2000 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Seems like a rather inexpensive learning curve though
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