I was tired of not being able to see detail with the naked eye. So, since I plan on keeping the coin for life,I broke all of the rules, and cleaned it myself. A minute or two in Tarnex, a good rinse, and then a good cleaning with Wright's silver cream. A cleaning and rinse used with the sponge that came with the Wright's ended with good results, with no added scratching. I took the coin photos a few days ago. Since then, the coin has taken on a reddish tint. The brass look does seem to match the photos seen in Haxby's Guide Book of Canadian Coins.