Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Donnis E Wilder, Sep 27, 2022.
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I don't see any need for acetone on your coin.
Acetone is a solvent that will remove organic residue from a coin (oils, PVC plasticizer residue, etc). It WILL NOT affect any toning or materials that have chemically reacted with the surface of the coin and therefore isn't considered harmful cleaning. However, you may find unseen damage under the organic material
Acetone will not hurt your coin unless you use nail polish remover. When we say use acetone we mean industrial strength. It will remove the debris in most cases.
Interesting coin. Not cleaning your coins is a general rule of thumb. But it should probably be don't improperly clean your coins. You don't ever want to wipe something across the coins surface or anything else that will leave visible evidence of a cleaning.
I've never used acetone either. But most everyone seems to agree that an acetone bath is just fine, and will get rid of crud.
Like @Collecting Nut said, get the good industrial strength kind if you decide to do it.
Any suggestions on what I should do next ? Is it worth taking a chance sending it an expert ?
Thank you, that's what I needed to know.
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