Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by fretboard, Mar 3, 2021.
Verdicare works great but I'm running low so I'm looking for an alternative. Any ideas?
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I would try it on different denominations for best results . Junkey coins first as Test Dummies .
I used it on 18th and 17th century coppers dug from the ground and it had no effect whatsoever.
A good soak in virgin olive oil has had the best results over the last 15 years and nothing else has come close to performing as well.
MS70 and verdicare are for XF coins and up. Coins with dirt and crud on them like that won't be cleaned with these products. They might get a little bit of dirt off of them, but not as good as olive oil.
Verdicare was for Verdigris,
The copper coins I had are not covered in dirt or crud, just Verdigris.
It did not work.
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Try this. its a cointalk article on a verdigris solution. https://www.cointalk.com/threads/homemade-verdigris-formulas.353980/
Yes, I have a bottle of it and it's worked wonders on a couple of Tokens that had to be cleaned. That said, on one of the Tokens I cleaned with it, it cleaned too well. Meaning it took a layer of metal too low for my liking. It's still a useful product though, not much for shinning purposes tho'.
I may try an olive oil soak, we'll see!
I've got an 1865 two-center soaking in olive oil for a couple of months now, I understand it takes a while?!
Got nothin but time til it runs out!
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