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Eldorado
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16 February 2017 11:53 am

A few weeks ago I won a threepence that Silver put up for grabs in a competition.Not only did he send the thrippy but he sent a florin and a sixpence as well.I have finally got around to cleaning the florin and am very happy with the result.So I bought some citric acid,which is available at the supermarket and dissolved about half a teaspoon in the bottom of a coke bottle.Placed the florin in the solution and soaked for a couple of minutes and then gave it a light brush with a kids art brush.
BEFORE
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EQUIPMENT NEEDED
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AFTER
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THREE COINS TOGETHER
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Thanks again Silver,thoroughly enjoyed cleaning the florrie.

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16 February 2017 12:07 pm

Glad you enjoyed the experience Eldorado, you certainly mastered the art in the first step forwards, cause that florrie is looking great mate, well done, and you are more than welcome mate ! big_smile


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16 February 2017 12:13 pm

Mmmmmm double post again..Sorry mad

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16 February 2017 12:14 pm

Smoky bandit wrote:

That florin looks awesome mate....I had a couple of silvers that had some black crud that the citric acid would not budge...I Let them soak for 3 days....And it would not come off.....So i tried lemon juice....Now i know it should be the same thing...But after 24hrs soaking in the lemon juice...The black crud just wiped of with my thumb........ thumbsup big_smile


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16 February 2017 12:20 pm

Smoky bandit wrote:
Smoky bandit wrote:

That florin looks awesome mate....I had a couple of silvers that had some black crud that the citric acid would not budge...I Let them soak for 3 days....And it would not come off.....So i tried lemon juice....Now i know it should be the same thing...But after 24hrs soaking in the lemon juice...The black crud just wiped of with my thumb........ thumbsup big_smile

I like to see experimental technique Smokey, whether negative or positive results, they all add to the learning experience ! 8) excellent result, will have to see if we can independently verify your results now ! tongue wink rainbow


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16 February 2017 12:41 pm

Lemon juice mate..i just used the yellow bottle from woolworths...24hrs and they just wiped clean with the thumb thumbsup


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16 February 2017 12:44 pm

I might try it without the 3 day/and with the 3 day soak on two different coins then. 8) smile


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16 February 2017 12:51 pm

silver wrote:

I might try it without the 3 day/and with the 3 day soak on two different coins then. 8) smile

I left it abit less than 24hrs in the lemon juice Silver......it was 3 days in the cab. thumbsup


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16 February 2017 01:34 pm

Smoky bandit wrote:
silver wrote:

I might try it without the 3 day/and with the 3 day soak on two different coins then. 8) smile

I left it abit less than 24hrs in the lemon juice Silver......it was 3 days in the cab. thumbsup

How long in the lemon juice then Smokey ? just for the sake of conformity ! wink


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16 February 2017 01:54 pm

silver wrote:
Smoky bandit wrote:
silver wrote:

I might try it without the 3 day/and with the 3 day soak on two different coins then. 8) smile

I left it abit less than 24hrs in the lemon juice Silver......it was 3 days in the cab. thumbsup

How long in the lemon juice then Smokey ? just for the sake of conformity ! wink

First ones i did for 12hrs and they wiped clean......The crusty ones i left for 24hrs...but 12hrs would of been enough for those to...Then wipe with bicarb to neutralise the acid thumbsup


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16 February 2017 03:41 pm

Nice work El thumbsup cool thumbsup they cleaned up nicely rainbow party


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16 February 2017 04:53 pm

Very nicely cleaned up, great looking coins.


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17 February 2017 08:57 pm

Well Eldorado, since we are talking about cleaning coins and Smokey brang up the Lemon Juice(LJ) on this thread, thought I'd post the duplicate experiment here if you don't mind at all.
two coins for CAB 3 days followed by 12 hours LJ
one being 92.5% silver 1908 3d
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the other being 50% silver 1946 6d
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and two coins for just 12 hours in LJ
one being 92.5% silver 1926 3d
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the other being 50% silver 1957 6d
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17 February 2017 09:05 pm

So, I put them all in at around 7.30 pm tonight.
CAB is in the red ramekins.
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and the LJ is in the white ramekins.
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I'll be able to check the plain LJ ones in the morning.
I've only photographed the one side of the coins to make the photography easier for myself. wink
we shall see how it goes repeating your experiment Smokey on both types of silvers. big_smile


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18 February 2017 12:47 am

Just had a little peek into the ramekins.
CAB.
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LJ
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Looking like the LJ is taking effect in that last ramekin at least, and some colouring appearing in the second ramekin too ,... so, they are both 50% silvers (the 6d's) that are reacting already. big_smile


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18 February 2017 09:39 am

Righto, this morning slightly after 7:30am and going onto 8.
Looking
CAB
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LJ
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took out the LJ's and gave them their thumb rubs
photos of rubbed but not washed coins
92.5% silver in LJ 12 hrs, slightly cleaner, went straight back into the LJ for a further 12 hrs to see how that goes.

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50% silver coin in LJ for 12 hrs, thumb rubbed but not rinsed, looking very promising.
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given a press in dry bicarb (not a rub) to neutralize the LJ, then washed off, then washed with my usual detergent and rinsed (twice).
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All praise to you Smokey, cause there's a nice silver now, where before it was still in my wait to learn technique basket ,.... kicked off a whole new ball game my friend ! wink big_smile


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18 February 2017 09:47 am

Great test there Silver....nicely presented...Though the coins i did 1922....1926 came out of the LJ Slightly tarnished...and needed a rub with the bicarb and thumb to remove the tarinish.....But they were pretty crusty thumbsup

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18 February 2017 09:57 am

I used ceramic bowls Smokey wink things like that and product brand could make all the difference, even a three day soak in CAB first could be the difference, we'll wait and see ! thumbsup
.

Here's the before and after on that 1957 6d for a visual comparative analysis.
before lol
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after rainbow party
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ahhhhh, I love that coin @ tongue kiss kiss big_smile lol


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18 February 2017 10:11 am

Turned out good mate...They are a nice coin arnt they....But my favourite by far is the mighty florin thumbsup I just want to keep finding those 8)


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18 February 2017 03:07 pm

I'm still enjoying flipping back to the start of the thread to look at your florin Eldorado, love seeing it everytime mate ! thumbsup cool tongue


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18 February 2017 10:05 pm

Hi guys, hey Silver I thought I had suggested the LJ when I asked about the CAB process.

Interesting comparison there, and 'pressing' into BiCarb, VERY interesting - the search continues .......

My tumbler had a contamination issue so I have not used it for awhile, fixed now so I will try some
Dec coins in it for a clean soon.

Used CT18 for the decontamination - awesome job.


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19 February 2017 12:13 am

Greenhornet_au wrote:

Hi guys, hey Silver I thought I had suggested the LJ when I asked about the CAB process.

Interesting comparison there, and 'pressing' into BiCarb, VERY interesting - the search continues .......

My tumbler had a contamination issue so I have not used it for awhile, fixed now so I will try some
Dec coins in it for a clean soon.

Used CT18 for the decontamination - awesome job.

Sorry Gh, I'll have to look that up now ,.... but Smokey did go through the process independently, and went on to discover it worked for him, appologies that my mind doesn't stretch too far Gh when it comes to bringing forward tangible memories for the moment at hand ,.... let's find the post where you suggest LJ and link to it from here, would be on my "Todays hunt results" thread ,.... first to find it and place the link on here properly will get a blackened 50% silver 6d worthy of trying in LJ to clean up, one that wouldn't respond any other way, and I'll pay the postage too ! wink
well, I bet this won't take long (I can think of a few short cuts, but I won't say) lol
I could be incorrect about it being on my thread too. yikes 8) party

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19 February 2017 12:30 am

Someones telling fibs silver ops sauce isn't juice and juice isn't sauce and only milk and juice come in 2 liters lol lol lol roll
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … =5295&p=83
If you feel like giving it away I believe Dan deserves it more than anyone, he's killed it again but isn't in an area to find PD's big_smile thumbsup

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19 February 2017 12:43 am

RKT, Silverfox, Jasonc2861 have all mentioned LJ over time (so I have just seen), but, Pete The Prospector was first to mention LJ on PA on the 27th of December 2012 at 6:57am.
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … d=602#p602
this is not to denigrate anyone at all, just to be informative, since I started having a little look myself. 8) tongue


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19 February 2017 12:48 am

silver wrote:

RKT, Silverfox, Jasonc2861 have all mentioned LJ over time (so I have just seen), but, Pete The Prospector was first to mention LJ on PA on the 27th of December 2012 at 6:57am.
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … d=602#p602
this is not to denigrate anyone at all, just to be informative, since I started having a little look myself. 8) tongue

It's the most common way a coin collector will clean coins and it's everywhere on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psGVRVF6rK4


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