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Bleach And Morgan's: A Lesson Of Horror

 
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 Posted 10/18/2019  5:26 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Captain Jack to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Well, I don't really have nice silver dollars, mine are more for the bullion factor, anyway, I got a new set of 20 today, and one had verdigris on it and the other one had a sticker on the back. I didn't know where my wife's nail polish remover was at, so I wanted to experiment with bleach - yeah, not so good . They were that silvery grey color that morgans usually go to, but after the bleach, it turned them to ugly colors.



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 Posted 10/18/2019  6:01 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 10/18/2019  6:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JJuliano to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also, don't use nail polish remover as it contains other ingredients. Use acetone only. You can get it from HD or Lowes
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 Posted 10/18/2019  6:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I doubt there are many collectors who haven't experimented with coins with one attempt or another to "improve" them.

Especially considering how many Jewlluster and similar concoctions that were sold over the decades.

Older military will remember Brasso. Try that on copper for a beautiful perminent bright pink.
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 Posted 10/18/2019  7:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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after the bleach, it turned them to ugly colors.


Yes I learned this lesson too early in my collecting years.
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 Posted 10/18/2019  8:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My sympathies for a lesson learn. At least you only damaged low grade coins.
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 Posted 10/18/2019  8:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One way to repair the damage is a rock tumbler. You can do it with rocks or with brass shell casings. I haven't done it for a while but remember that the fields get a sandblasted look. It works a lot faster than the coins-in-pocket method.

oriole, I used to eat at a restaurant called The Oriole in Hoquiam, Washington. There are no orioles within 1500 miles, but they decided to paint what they thought was an oriole on the window with tempera. I told them that it wasn't an oriole, and they washed it off in shame. If I remember right it was red and looked sort of like a cardinal.
"Two minutes ago I would have sold my chances for a tired dime." Fred Astaire
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 Posted 10/18/2019  8:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Captain Jack to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
meh, once I know they're stable and aren't going to be damaged further, I'll likely throw them into my lock box and won't worry about it anymore.
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 Posted 10/18/2019  8:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Captain Jack to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One of my goals is to get a MS-68 morgan eventually, trust me, nothing ain't ever going to touch it except for me or when my family takes it out if I'm dead.
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 Posted 10/18/2019  8:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Captain Jack to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
On the topic of bad cleaning fluids for coins, I still remember as a little kid with my grandmother when we tried to clean some steel '43 pennies with vinegar and salt, and grandpa coming home and seeing his top blow off when he saw what we were doing. Turned those coins to rust.
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 Posted 10/18/2019  9:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


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oriole, I used to eat at a restaurant called The Oriole in Hoquiam, Washington.


@thq, actually orioles nest pretty much all over Washington State, while Cardinals are close to 1000 miles away!

I am glad that you set them straight!
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 Posted 10/19/2019  09:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A wire wheel on a bench grinder will take that darkening off. However, also much of the metal too.
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 Posted 10/19/2019  09:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You get major points for being honest!
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 Posted 10/19/2019  10:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BStrauss3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was at the library yesterday paging through old (1964-1966) Numismatic Scrapbook magazines. There were ten or twelve different coin cleaners advertised. Each better than the last.
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 Posted 10/19/2019  11:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Burton,

But wait! There's more!

Remember all those old Coin Week advertisers selling a Blast White Beauty?
"Two minutes ago I would have sold my chances for a tired dime." Fred Astaire
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Nothing to lose now.....dip the heck out of it.
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