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 Posted 07/06/2018  3:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jason39305 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another question, Is a clean mason jar an adequate vessel to treat the coins, and how many can I do at one time?
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 Posted 07/06/2018  4:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Thanks JBuck. I will try acetone. I finally got around to taking a picture of a few of the cents. You can see the green spots I was talking about.
Acetone will probably not do anything for those spots, but you have nothing to lose for trying. I think Verdi-Care will do a much better job.


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Another question, Is a clean mason jar an adequate vessel to treat the coins, and how many can I do at one time?
Yes. Just rinse it out with acetone first to make sure it is clean.

Let them soak for a bit then drain off the used acetone. Follow-up with a rinse in fresh acetone. Do not rinse with water; this is an unnecessary step since acetone will evaporate rather quickly. The reason to use fresh acetone for a final rinse it to make sure nothing dissolved into soaking acetone remains on the coin when it evaporates.
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 Posted 07/06/2018  8:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kurrency Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why don't you do a test and try half of the problem coins in acetone and half in virgin olive oil. You can put a bunch of the cents in the olive oil, periodic agitation is suggested. If you do this, let us know of the results. Why pay for a product when you probably have it in your wife's kitchen cabinet.

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 Posted 07/07/2018  5:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I believe it is only an issue for RED copper and even then under specific circumstances involving exposure to direct sunlight. It has been discussed before, I will see if I can find it.


Yes something along those lines. It's not that it will happen but it can and has happened before. It certainly doesn't mean to never use it, just that it's not 100 percent without risks like it is often presented as
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 Posted 07/07/2018  6:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Based on the pics, I feel strongly that only Verdi-Care will help, and even then there will be discolored areas left behind. Just not worth the effort or cost with common dates, except perhaps to experiment.
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 Posted 07/07/2018  7:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I feel strongly that only Verdi-Care will help,


I wouldn't go "all in" on that either. I've used Verdi-Care every way people have instructed and I ain't impressed. Maybe it will stop verdigras from spreading but it sure don't get it gone! More of a coin preserver than a fixer.
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