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Jed
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28 April 2013 01:27 am

I would be grateful for any advice on cleaning coins - current decimal coins, pre-decimal coins & valuable old coins.
cheers
Jed


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Goldbuzzhashit
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28 April 2013 09:07 am

Nugget wrote a good post on cleaning coins Jed.

Check it out link below cool

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … php?id=663

Found works really well on silvers wink

Last edited by Goldbuzzhashit (28 April 2013 09:08 am)


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Jed
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28 April 2013 11:09 am

Thanks Goldbuzzhashit - simple but effective from the pics.

I was also wondering if ultrasonic cleaners like this one from Jaycar are any good?
http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=YH5408
They look to be expensive.


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axeman
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28 April 2013 11:28 am

Aldi have cheap (around $25.00?) ultrasonic cleaners at times, from what I've heard they work ok.  smile Mick


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Jed
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28 April 2013 11:43 am

I will check them out Axeman - thanks for the tip.
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Goldbuzzhashit
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28 April 2013 02:03 pm

Cause a ultrasonic cleaner would work, but a cold beer and or rum and a little thumb and finger work does me, and gives you a good look at the coins  wink  cool


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28 April 2013 09:31 pm

axeman wrote:

Aldi have cheap (around $25.00?) ultrasonic cleaners at times, from what I've heard they work ok.  smile Mick

I'll second that with the Aldi US cleaner

Also a cup of vinegar and a tablespoon of salt works well on pennies. Drop them in for around 15 minutes stirring every now and then.

I wouldn't use the vinegar on valuable coins though, it can be a little harsh if left too long.

Toothpaste (paste not gel) also works much like Nuggets Bi Carb and water idea.

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Jed
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30 April 2013 10:02 pm

Thanks sluice_goose for the tips.
My problem now is that Aldi last sold them in Feb13 & apparently only sell them once a year!


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01 May 2013 08:53 pm

Jed wrote:

Thanks sluice_goose for the tips.
My problem now is that Aldi last sold them in Feb13 & apparently only sell them once a year!

You can pick them up online for the same price. The cheaper ones take a little longer to clean the items but still work well.

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Jed
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02 May 2013 10:33 am

Thanks sluice_goose - I might invest in a better unit online given Aldi ones are not readily available at Aldi.

Anyone used the Jaycar unit at http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=YH5408 ?

Cheers
Jed


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17 May 2013 04:23 pm

Hi Jed , as Nugget said, Bi Carb Soda for silver or gold, as for copper ,DO NOTHING , it will deflate the value if cleaned, technically , you should not clean any coin, but dealers use bi carb for silver & gold as it does not scratch . The patina is what collectors are after, not cleaned coins ,Cheers Paul


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17 May 2013 06:06 pm

decimal coins easy to clean - put dirty coins in coke machine, push cancel collect clean coins.


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Jed
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17 May 2013 11:56 pm

Many thanks Paul for the tips - so far only decimal coins (thx Mitch59 for your vending machine trick) but I am sure one day to stumble across a valueable coin  lol  cheers Jed


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