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Offline 14FNX

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Party Trick - Coin Cleaning
« on: December 12, 2017, 17:06 »
Before I start:  Yes, I know, NEVER clean coins lest you de-value them.

BUT, if you just want to clean your coins for display and not for sale:

First, I wash them in soapy water - Pic 1
Second, rub vigorously with an eraser.  Pic 2
Third, scribble over the coin with an ordinary lead (Graphite) pencil.  Then use the eraser again.
Lots of elbow grease leaves you with pic 3.  (The photo doesn't do it justice but, you end up with a really nice lustre.)
Obviously, you need a coin in reasonable condition to begin with but, this method does not scratch the coin and leaves it in it's found state - only clean and shiny.

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Re: Party Trick - Coin Cleaning
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 18:52 »
Thanks for the tip. I'll give it a go. 
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Re: Party Trick - Coin Cleaning
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 19:24 »
What a pearler of an idea 14F, can’t wait to try it. Found a chimney in the bush yesterday Going detecting in the morning, hopefully I will have some finds to try this on!
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Re: Party Trick - Coin Cleaning
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 21:06 »
 Found a chimney in the bush yesterday Going detecting in the morning
Gotta love them bush chimneys, I've got a couple to check out soon!
Oh, and great idea 14FNX, must give it a go one one of my "not too important" coins.
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