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 Posted 01/15/2022  02:48 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add TonyD84 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all, recently brought around 21 uncleaned Roman coins.
I am new to this hobby. I started soaking them in distilled water and I am planning on every week to brush them with a tooth brush. This may take a couple of months, my question is am I doing this right?

I also read I should just put them in olive oil. Or some sites say get a clear from a paint shop.

I figured slow and steady. Will bring best reward.

Would love any expert advice!
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 Posted 01/15/2022  04:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
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 Posted 01/15/2022  05:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TonyD84 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the welcome!
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 Posted 01/15/2022  06:23 am  Show Profile   Check louisvillekyshop's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add louisvillekyshop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well there really is no perfect way to do this as it depends on the material you want to remove and there is no one solvent for everything, it depends on what you are trying to remove what solvent is best. If you had a perfect coin, mint state, just covered in caked earth and humic material from plant life that is different from a heavily encrusted coins in which the metal of the bronze itself has turned into a rust and removing that would leave a pit as it actually grew from the coin itself. So what you are starting with is fine and you can remove them and after brushing try the oil etc and go back and forth. No matter what you do, at some point, if there is enough detail you can look the coin up, know what it is supposed to look like, and use a wooden toothpick for fine work.
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 Posted 01/15/2022  09:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TonyD84 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks very much. I do like the aged look so getting then to a point where I can see detail but keep the rust and what not is ok with me. I picked 4 to try to clean all the way.

Thanks for the advice got My 150 pack great value toothpicks ready!
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 Posted 01/15/2022  11:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jskirwin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Be sure to post some pics as you go along.
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i am not too sure. I dont see anything any they are so thin. its going to be a while before I will see any details if I do see any.
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 Posted 01/16/2022  09:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


I saw this comment:
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some sites say get a clear from a paint shop


If "clear" means something like lacquer, I think everyone here will agree to not do this.

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