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lukesaunders
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15 January 2014 01:41 pm

What is the best way to clean a coin?

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GallicProspector
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15 January 2014 02:50 pm

It depends of the coin, depends of the corrosion, depends of the ground it wa burried in, ...
If it is a modern coin, I have no mercy, I use a dremel tool with a steel brush.

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lukesaunders
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15 January 2014 03:47 pm

Here is a coin i found in my back yard and im just trying to find out the best way to clean it because i cant geta date on it 1389761150_image.jpg

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Nugget
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15 January 2014 04:02 pm

For Silver coins you can use the Bi-Carb method https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … php?id=663, and for Copper you can try warm soapy water (personally I wouldn't bother cleaning them). Remember to only clean non valuable coins wink

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kleinman98
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15 January 2014 04:11 pm

lukesaunders wrote:

Here is a coin i found in my back yard and im just trying to find out the best way to clean it because i cant geta date on it https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … _image.jpg

Well its not that old because thats Elisabeth II on there so must be 50s or 60s unless decimal.


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lukesaunders
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15 January 2014 05:18 pm

Its a 2 centpiece and I think and I think its 70s and thanks nugget  wink

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bigmaxno1
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04 February 2014 06:24 pm

Hi to all My name is William,I am a newbie to this group,I only have an old detector and a bung hip which allows me to only look and learn for the present,however I do have another hobby that of coin collecting and the rule of thumb with coin collectors is never to clean a coin you think may be valuable,so if you find a 1923halfpenny,a1946 or 1925 penny definately don't clean these lots of luck with your detecting regards William,known as bigmaxno1 big_smile

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Still Looking
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04 February 2014 08:08 pm

I got a lortone tumbler at chrissy and the modern coins I just throw in the tumbler with water and some small pebbles to required weight and a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid and set them going for about 2 hours then empty and refill with clean water and repeat...brings them up clean enough to spend them..


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Monty
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04 February 2014 08:31 pm

bigmaxno1 wrote:

Hi to all My name is William,I am a newbie to this group,I only have an old detector and a bung hip which allows me to only look and learn for the present,however I do have another hobby that of coin collecting and the rule of thumb with coin collectors is never to clean a coin you think may be valuable,so if you find a 1923halfpenny,a1946 or 1925 penny definately don't clean these lots of luck with your detecting regards William,known as bigmaxno1 big_smile

G'Day there bigmaxno1 - aka William.

I just pulled an 1875 Half Penny out of the ground this afternoon. Bit green and discoloured from being in the soil, but otherwise in reasonably good condition. neutral 8)

I guess then I should leave it as it is then. smile

I would be interested in what is valuable and what is not for my own interest. If you have any information that would be greatly appreciated.

Will be posting some photos from the latest search soon.

Regards Monty


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EternalChase
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04 February 2014 10:17 pm

Luke, look for a solution called MS70 - I have used this for cleaning all types of coins before and it works a treat! Can buy it from eBay..


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