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Collecting coins

Post by lucilius » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:47 pm

Hello all,

since there must be some collectors here, a quick question: what method do you guys use to clean coins?
I am actually looking for a very simple (not to time consuming method) to clean them.
Most optimal would be: prepare solution X, drop your coins in for Y minutes, take them out, rinse them and thats it...

There are many ways out there to clean them, but often it involves too much labour :p

So all hints/tips are welcom.

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Re: Collecting coins

Post by avij » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:56 pm

I'm not an expert on this matter, but from what I've heard, trying to clean the coins is actually usually discouraged. Leave them as is.
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Re: Collecting coins

Post by philgelico » Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:14 pm

I use two ingredients : water, and time.
Water is a cheap and simple slovent .
When you let some dirty coins in water for a couple of weeks, you see that water gets a dark brown dirty color.
Another simple way is to put your coins inside a sock (not too many coins, for instance 10 coins) then you tie the sock, and you put it inside the washing machine with your clothes for washing all. It works well too.
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Re: Collecting coins

Post by lucilius » Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:58 pm

philgelico wrote:I use two ingredients : water, and time.
Water is a cheap and simple slovent .
When you let some dirty coins in water for a couple of weeks, you see that water gets a dark brown dirty color.
Another simple way is to put your coins inside a sock (not too many coins, for instance 10 coins) then you tie the sock, and you put it inside the washing machine with your clothes for washing all. It works well too.
Water is not enough I think to remove everything?

The washing machine might do the trick! haha



I was actually looking for a trick to clean them and give them a nice shine.

avij wrote:I'm not an expert on this matter, but from what I've heard, trying to clean the coins is actually usually discouraged. Leave them as is.
Well, maybe for certain very old coins, but for the ones I collect... I doubt it is that important.

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