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 Posted 07/10/2018  12:22 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Copper Penny Connection to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So many coin collectors will say that using acetone on almost all coin metals is safe. As a general go to for various "greens" on a coin (pvc or at times verdigris), as well as light dirt build up and foreign oils. My question is, we often use this when the problem is very clear and obvious. But why not for all your coins visiable or not? I mean if it makes the coins more sanitary, and may disolve oils that you cant see now, but are damaging later...then why am I not dumping in my coins by the roll?
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 Posted 07/10/2018  12:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There is at least one member that dip in acetone before holder-ing any coin,forget who though.
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 Posted 07/10/2018  1:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply



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I mean if it makes the coins more sanitary, and may disolve oils

See this :
Before and after
(3 days in acetone)
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 Posted 07/10/2018  1:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Copper Penny Connection to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Are you referring to the second coin appearing cleaned? while it may have lightened that coin up, with a few nose oil applications, that "after" coin would be a beauty when comparing the before lol
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 Posted 07/10/2018  1:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bump111 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think the color palette was different on those before / after photos. The color change probably isn't as dramatic as the photos make it look (judging by the background and assuming the same one.) That being said, I kinda like how it looked before the soak (minus the PVC residue.) But each of us have our preferences on copper.

Also, what exactly is "Nose Oil"? I'm out of the loop on that one and hope it isn't the obvious substance...

Edited for spelling.
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 Posted 07/10/2018  2:14 pm  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was going to ask what "nose oil" was as well. Ty Bump.
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I'm betting on "nose oil" is the autocorrect version of intended "olive oil".

The "before" pic here has a more natural tone, it's true. But the "after" is much more readable. Won't it approach the "before" coloring pretty soon, just from natural exposure (even in a flip)? I've started doing acetone soaks for some of the uglier tokens I've been buying and have been reasonably pleased with the results so far.
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There is at least one member that dip in acetone before holder-ing any coin,forget who though.
This is true. It really is a good idea. I wish I had learned it sooner.
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I'm betting on "nose oil" is the autocorrect version of intended "olive oil".
Nope.

Rub your nose, then rub the coin, you coin now has nose oils on it.

Do a forum search for 'nose oil' to read more about it.
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 Posted 07/10/2018  3:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ew.
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 Posted 07/10/2018  3:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You may say Eww but it was and probably still is a very common treatment for dry appearing coins, especially copper.
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There is at least one member that dip in acetone before holder-ing any coin,forget who though.

Well I can tell you it aint me . I can't afford a 55 gallon drum of that stuff right now .
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I can't afford a 55 gallon drum of that stuff right now
If you need that much acetone to treat every coin you buy, then maybe you are buying too many coins?

Never! There is no such thing as too many coins!
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If you need that much acetone to treat every coin you buy, then maybe you are buying too many coins?

Well I started collecting 56 years ago and I've always said I went for quantity over quality .
So deliver that drum to my residence please .
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 Posted 07/12/2018  08:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've seldom used Acetone for coins. As a rule I only add coins to my collection that don't need cleaning of any kind. Might be a good idea but I'm just to lazy to do that now.
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