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 Posted 01/17/2020  11:47 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jdsherod to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I received two coin sets when I was 13. One was my birth year, a 1964 Proof Set and the other was 20th Century Type Dollars. My questions are about the proof set:
Can I remove the coins and look at them outside of the holder? The polycarbonate is so scratched it's hard to really see the details.
Can I wipe off the coins with a cloth if they have any dust or debris on them? I've read enough to know that I shouldn't use any chemicals on them.
I am going to attempt to add photos as well.
Thanks,
Jon


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 Posted 01/17/2020  12:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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What you have is an aftermarket Proof Set.
You should be able to remove them easily enough.
DO NOT wipe them with a cloth. Any dust or debris
you can either blow off with compressed air or dip
them in distilled water. Remember to hold any coin by the
edges to avoid fingerprints
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 Posted 01/17/2020  12:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a Capital proof set holder . I would leave them where they are and just use some plastic polish on the holder to remove the scratches and debris . If you decide to take the coins out of the holder do not clean or wipe them with anything .Hold them by the edges and put them in 2x2's or air-tites . If you think the coins have dust on them I would use the air spray that people use to blow debris off their key boards . DO NOT blow on those coins with your mouth , In time you will now why !
Hey Jimmy , we must have been writhing at the same time.
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 Posted 01/17/2020  12:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jdsherod to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the quick response. I'll try some Brazo on the holder and see if I can polish out some of the scratches. Otherwise, I'll order some "2X2's". I'm just getting started, so I have no supplies at all.
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 Posted 01/17/2020  12:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Pending on if you want to spend a little money, simply go to any coin store, hobby store or on line coin supply places like Wizard coin supply. Purchase a new proof holder and move your coins to the new one.
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 Posted 01/17/2020  12:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Bar Keepers Friend works better than Brazo. They also make special polishing compound for plastic.
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