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My Best Cleaning Results To Date

 
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 Posted 08/15/2020  02:37 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ancient Turkey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This has to be one of my best cleanups of all time. The grime was so compacted on this one it took almost 8 months in olive oil, a wash in lye, and a harsh tooth picking to get this coin to reveal itself. Overall I am very proud with the results.


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After months of cleaning:


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It looks like a completely different coin honestly. There were parts of the rim that chipped off and I had to find down that were flaking but everything else is original. What do you guys think?
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 Posted 08/15/2020  04:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Looks a lot better than before the cleaning.
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 Posted 08/15/2020  06:44 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Excellent job cleaning the coin.
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 Posted 08/15/2020  07:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your patience has rewarded you.
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 Posted 08/15/2020  08:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Results like that make it all worthwhile. I don't see any signs of over cleaning. In fact, a very nice patina has remained. Well Done.
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 Posted 08/15/2020  10:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice job! Your patience paid off.
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 Posted 08/15/2020  11:39 am  Show Profile   Check Paul Bulgerin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Paul Bulgerin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You did a very nice job cleaning this coin.
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 Posted 08/15/2020  12:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
it does not look cleaned. It looks 'conserved'
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 Posted 08/15/2020  7:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Novicius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A very impressive result.

Some coins do indeed benefit from cleaning.
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