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 Posted 02/07/2020  12:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The "blue salt" is to be dissolved in solution and used to patina the wire brushed coins. Salt and blue food coloring wouldn't do that. But what about copper sulphate? Has a nice blue color, dissolves easily in water, and provides sulphate ions in solution to react with the copper of the coin darkening it.
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 Posted 02/21/2020  9:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thrifty_nickel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello. Collector of coins for many many years, and the topic of cleaning has recently come up for debate. I get the entire how to be safe on how not to be destructive to the coin (which I will probably use toothbrush all the time), but what about safety to yourself? in cleaning coins, what hand/fingers protection should be used? I look forward to replies. Thank you.
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 Posted 02/21/2020  10:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
WARNING! ACHTUNG! :-
Be very careful with copper sulfate crystals. Highly water soluble.
Extremely poisonous!

Blue copper sulfate solution is also extremely poisonous.
Waterproof gloves absolutely essential, and must be disposed of after use.
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 Posted 02/21/2020  10:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thrifty_nickel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Gottcha! Do you happen to have the best safe brand to use for cleaners and gloves? Should wear Surgical mask also?
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 Posted 02/22/2020  07:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Are you guys pulling our chains ? All you need to know is :
Do not Clean your coins . Period
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 Posted 02/22/2020  09:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thrifty_nickel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Seriously? What if the crud and earth on them is so bad, I can't fully read or understand dates, details, etc?
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 Posted 02/22/2020  10:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So now I'm assuming your talking about detector finds . No matter what the metal composition is , just rinse it in distilled water ,no rubbing or scrubbing . If need be carefully use a tooth pick or Q-tip to get the soil out of and around devices . This method does not require special gloves or masks nor does it cost you any $ .
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 Posted 02/22/2020  11:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
There should be a law....


There is: supply and demand. The tsunami of cleaned shrapnel on eBay can be seen in declining prices realized and the endless parade of eBay's relisted / overpriced / cleaned garbage that never seems to go away. In that sea of despair, however, real coins apparently still swim.
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 Posted 02/22/2020  8:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thrifty_nickel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Okay! Now, we're talking!! Thank you very much for the help and suggestion!!
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