best way to clean coins?

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best way to clean coins?

Post by austroboy » Sat Jun 22, 2002 2:02 pm

hi!

well, i have a lot of dirty euro coins, but i want to have them clean.

so please can someone help me and tell me a way to clean them?

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Post by micro » Sat Jun 22, 2002 2:08 pm

For a copper coin I cleaned this method worked well:
First I cleaned the grease away with gas (petrol), then I put the coin in vinegar for a couple of minutes to solve the oxide.
(But this is just a dilettant's approach)

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Post by Craft » Sun Jun 23, 2002 9:49 pm

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Post by Tiger » Sun Jun 23, 2002 10:19 pm

If I have a VERY black copper coin, I also clean it a little.
I use an inox-cleaner, just some 'thing' on the coin, rub it in, and then wash it with clean water.
I don't know if that inox-cleaner is that good for my coins, but I like the shiny result a lot more than the black ugly coins :D
And so far they didn't really change color.
They look almost as UNC coins now, except a few scars...
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Post by micro » Sun Jun 23, 2002 11:06 pm

Craft wrote: Aargh, sounds very bad :x
Used coins are used coins and should look like used coins. :)
You're probably right. Actually I think I have heard of that before. I just wanted to clean my first French 2c coin to take a look how it "really" looked, compared with other coins, but not to collect it (I was sure to get more of them in the future). I hope austroboy hasn't used my method on his hundreds of coins... :oops:
Tiger wrote: I use an inox-cleaner, just some 'thing' on the coin, rub it in, and then wash it with clean water.
There's also this cleaning powder for scrubbing steal sinks or pots with steal wool... But maybe applied on a coin that would scrub the relief away :lol: :lol:

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Post by Tiger » Sun Jun 23, 2002 11:11 pm

hehe :D
I only use very little of the stuff, and a soft kitchenroll-paper to clean it.
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Post by austroboy » Mon Jun 24, 2002 5:07 pm

craft wrote:Aargh, sounds very bad
Used coins are used coins and should look like used coins.
well, i think you're right. :roll:

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