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« on: April 16, 2009, 03:17:39 PM »

what is the best way to clean old coins
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2009, 04:16:06 PM »

the best way is to not clean them ,soft toothbrush lukewarm water ......lightly  brush them . you could damage the pattener other wish ,im no expert but think that's good enough,  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2009, 04:38:36 PM »

Hi Flash

As a general rule of thumb if you think the coin might be worth anything or of speical interest
as Kev said a light brushing with a soft brush.

Pre decimal coins Silver and copper In good  condition i like the vinegar and water method
soak for a few hours then use a soft brush to clean off the tarnish.

Silver coins clean up lovely with the cooking foil and spit method.

Some time ago i started collecting Roman coins and one of the best ways to clean heavy encrusted bronze coins is a long soak in olive oil then a wash in clean water then soak in fresh olive oil this could take weeks but its the best way to protect the Pattener.

My fav cleaning tool is Electrolisys but this takes a big of skill not to over clean them so they are as shiny and a new penny lol
Theres loads of info on this subject on the net theres even info on repairing coins that have been over cleaned.
Theres loads of people who know more than me  on the forum and im sure there only to happy to help !

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2009, 04:42:09 PM »

Hi Flash, try looking at this (the advice off Phil and Kev is great) , don't attempt to clean anything unless you know what you are doing, practice on some of the blanks that turn up first!
http://www.colchestertreasurehunting.co.uk/C/cleaning.htm
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2009, 05:35:15 PM »

Just as a matter of interest guys, what's this post doing in "Detectors For Sale"  Huh Huh

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2009, 07:25:10 PM »

thanks guys will try all and see witch is the best
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2009, 09:38:11 PM »

my advice is toothbrush yes warm water no it washers the patener off just let them dryout and light brush them .ps what is this doing on detectors for sale Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2009, 08:51:18 AM »

Yes thats what i do a quick wash in warm
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