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 Posted 05/06/2019  4:25 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add freddo30 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Unearthed my 1964 printing of the 1949 "Coin Collecting Merit Badge Series Boy Scouts of America". Page 34, "Caring for Your Coins" reads to wit : "Once you get an addition for your collection clean it. You can wash it with baking soda and water ..." Should have been "demerit badge" ; a bunch of 12 year olds gone wild on Grandpa's coins with Arm and Hammer.
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 Posted 05/06/2019  4:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's the scouts for you....I guess better at how to start a campfire..
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 Posted 05/06/2019  4:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I seem to remember reading something like that when I got my merit badge (circa 1980).
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 Posted 05/06/2019  5:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well that explains a lot!
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 Posted 05/06/2019  5:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ty88ty2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I physically cringed reading that.
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 Posted 05/06/2019  5:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Literally just did a face palm.
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 Posted 05/06/2019  7:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Almost all ancient coins, when they are recovered from burial, need cleaning.
Almost all other coins never require cleaning.
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 Posted 05/11/2019  08:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please note the date of that. Back then everyone said to clean your coins. Gas for your cars had Lead in them back then too. Was no cures for many forms of illness. You could sit on a porch without getting shot. You could walk down streets at night safely. Lots of stuff was different then.
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