Choose fontsize:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
News
Val Beechey
Today at 08:13:20 PM
 Foods good 👍
GJH
Today at 02:13:25 PM
 I hope there is enough parking 
Napoleon
December 08, 2018, 09:23:06 PM
 In my back garden this year Nobby
nobby
December 07, 2018, 06:34:15 PM
 When's the Santa hats rally ? Lol
Val Beechey
December 02, 2018, 06:10:21 PM
 Hi Mike. What’s new ?
Neil
November 27, 2018, 09:24:56 AM
 Nothing planned at the moment I am afraid.
mrstonytrees
November 27, 2018, 06:56:41 AM
 Is there a Santa hats rally this year?

View All

 

Currently there is 1 User in the Chatroom!





Click here if you
need van signs


Or here if you
need magnetic signs


Or here if you
need a
Corporate Video Production Company in Milton Keynes

See our
privacy policy here


Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Clean it?  (Read 524 times)
N8
Rally attendee
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 39


« on: March 09, 2018, 09:24:22 PM »

Found this 1797 'cart-wheel' Georgian penny. Its a bit worn, but was wondering it I should clean it or leave it be. Not sure what the metal is so any suggestions welcome
Cheers




* PhotoPictureResizer_180309_211808137-1305x979.jpg (145.58 KB, 1305x979 - viewed 165 times.)

* PhotoPictureResizer_180309_211732629-1305x979.jpg (152.01 KB, 1305x979 - viewed 153 times.)
Logged

To dig or not to dig? That is the question
probono
Superhero Member
******
Offline Offline

Posts: 2301


Nihi nisi sub sole


« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 12:00:59 AM »

The metal is pure copper.

There were millions of these struck, so - in my opinion - it's a bit up to you.

With some of these I've given them a very light sand - with a fine grit - in that way you smooth the surfaces out a bit - if you were to clean it with an acid you would leave a worse surface - I've not had one of these that I have cleaned with acid that have ever looked much better - although I usually only clean these this way if they are heavily verdigrised.

Some would suggest that you should not clean - for something like this, which is not in collectible condition use your judgement.
Logged
N8
Rally attendee
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 39


« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 03:53:30 PM »

Thanks for the input Probono,
Its one of my first coins that wasn't an elizabethan penny so although its worthless i quite like it. I'll probably leave it as is if theres a good chance it'll get worse
Cheers
Logged

To dig or not to dig? That is the question

Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  


Home
SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal