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 Posted 01/22/2022  06:58 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Smack2k to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
What are safe ways to clean a dirty / caked on coin you dont want losing value? I assume soaking would be only option as any rubbing is bad.

Can you soak it in anything other than water and not lose value? Is acetone a nono? Denatured alcohol?

For coins you just want to clean and shine, not worried about value, what is best way to shine them?
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 Posted 01/22/2022  07:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Suggest using the 'search' function found on this page (upper portion). There've been many topics and discussions concerning coin cleaning--from methods to sharp philosophical debate.
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 Posted 01/22/2022  10:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Acetone is one of the best things to use. Also, Distilled water. If of no concern of value, then get some of that Jewelry Cleaner from Walmart. Of course remember it not only gets dirt off, but some of the metal tooooooooooo.
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 Posted 01/22/2022  4:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you just want to clean and shine silver coins with no value then a couple of dips in E-zee est Silver cleaner . As far as cleaning all coins don't use anything accept Acetone .

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 Posted 01/22/2022  7:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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 Posted 01/24/2022  7:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Smack2k to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, I will do a search. Sorry, that was pretty lazy of me.

As for pictures, I dont have anything in particular, but wanted to shine up my normal Lincoln's for the coin books.
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 Posted 01/24/2022  8:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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but wanted to shine up my normal Lincoln's for the coin books.

That's a no-no . If your putting Lincolns in folders your not supposed to shine them up .

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 Posted 01/24/2022  11:17 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree to use Ez-est, although only use it on silver coins. Once copper has tarnished, there is no good way to make the coins look brand new again. The only thing to do is buy a better condition coin.

Acetone is good to remove a residue or organic material from the surface of a coin. It will not hurt the metal.
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 Posted 02/09/2022  11:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chute72 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There is no consensus on the definitions of cleaning, restoring or conserving. Each coin must be treated individually. I enjoy the process but it takes time to learn.


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There is no consensus on the definitions of cleaning, restoring or conserving. Each coin must be treated individually. I enjoy the process but it takes time to learn.

Nice results !
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 Posted 02/11/2022  02:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chute72 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
About 10 years ago I was going through a period of low income, and wanted to expand my understanding of coins and collecting. Fortunately, my local dealer (greatest guy in the world) was so busy with higher end coins that he just couldn't deal with cheap foreign coins.
So he just dumped them into buckets and sold them for 10 cents apiece. From those buckets, I've put together a type collection of world coins of almost 2500 examples for less than $250.

My financial situation improved, and I don't mind spending much more for a coin, but I learned how to spot an improperly cleaned coin. And many of my properly conserved Morgans have been acceptable to the TPG without notation on the label.

Here are a couple more of my ten cent learning pieces.










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 Posted 02/17/2022  10:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mysilveryears to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
srsly, @Chute72; you need to teach us your techniques.
that is some fine alchemy on those corroded specimens.
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 Posted 02/18/2022  11:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes , not bad at all .

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