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1947 Mexico One Peso

 
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 Posted 12/12/2019  10:58 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ariette to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I just got this dirty-looking silver coin and I was wondering what would be the best method to clean it up a bit. I know that cleaning coins is generally discouraged, but I picked this one up for my world silver collection at near melt value, and I don't believe it has much of a numismatic premium. It looks like it was buried in the ground for years, and it makes my hands dirty when I touch it. Any ideas for how to get the muck off this coin?




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 Posted 12/13/2019  05:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A good first shot would be a nice bath in acetone (taking the necessary safety precautions of course).
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 Posted 12/13/2019  05:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like this one has had some time in direct soil burial,
then found and has been given a gentle as possible clean up, already.

My guess for the clean up method was a gentle rubbing with a clean cotton rag in water.
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 Posted 12/13/2019  09:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like some pretty embedded environmental damage - doubt much will help this one.
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