Damage or Oxidation to Silver Coin

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by FryDaddyJr, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Junior Member

    IMG_0236.JPEG IMG_0237.JPEG Posting a few pics. Is this humidity damage? Is there anything that can get rid of it?
    This was in a flip. Should I put my flips in small ziplocks?

    IMG_0235.JPEG
     
  2. Avatar

    Guest User Guest



    to hide this ad.
  3. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Oxidation.
    EZest
    Coin dip may clean it up.
    I have a 5 ounce airtight that has cracked in the middle same oxidation look.
    I haven't bothered to clean it.

    Wouldn't hurt to put them in small ziploc bags.
    The less air can get to them = less oxidation.
     
    FryDaddyJr likes this.
  4. TarnX will take care of it. TC
     
    FryDaddyJr likes this.
  5. Suarez

    Suarez Well-Known Member

    Not to be too pedantic but that's not oxidation. Silver doesn't oxidize at room temperature unless very small particles. What you're looking at is the effect of microscopic airborne sulfur which reacts to form the sulfide. Paper, especially cheap paper like you'd find used in coin rolls, is usually the culprit.

    Chlorine also affects silver staining it pasty white. The usual source here are soft coin flips. The hard brittle ones suck because they break so easily but were specifically made this way to limit use of chlorine.

    Rasiel
     
    medoraman, FryDaddyJr and atcarroll like this.
  6. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    Are PCGS and NGC slabs airtight ?
     
  7. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Try this stuff, i have used it for years on all my tarnished silver with excellent
    results, you can pick it up at your local Walmart for about $4.


    [​IMG]
     
    GoldFinger1969 likes this.
  8. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Here are some before and after images using this product.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  9. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    And now the after.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    JeffC, FryDaddyJr and GoldFinger1969 like this.
  10. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Junior Member


    can it be safely removed?
     
  11. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    That 1 onza piece is still considered billion.....so IMO > dip away.
    The silver will still be 1OZ .999.
    Dont use any abrasive materials.
     
    FryDaddyJr likes this.
  12. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Junior Member

    libertad, not an Onza, but yes
     
  13. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Here,s another example, this one more illustrates the tarnish your trying
    to remove before:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  14. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    After:


    [​IMG]
     
    FryDaddyJr likes this.
  15. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    The bottom line is, bullion is bullion no matter what the condition, however
    looking at something that is shiny rather then ugly is always a plus :)
     
  16. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    So, do you polish your coins also?
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2020
  17. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    like the previous post,s suggest, bullion and bullion coins are going to be worth
    the same regardless of condition, and just so you wont have to ask i am 100 %
    against getting any bullion coin graded, its just an extra expense you have to
    try and get back :(
     
    Kentucky and FryDaddyJr like this.
  18. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Junior Member

    I still think you should do your best to keep them nice and store them intelligently
     
    mpcusa likes this.
  19. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    I agree, the problem with silver its very difficult to keep from tarnishing are toning
    even in a so called air-tite capsule or slab, best that you can do is manage it, every
    6 months or so i go for a polish on my 10 oz bars, so they look beautiful again :)
    and i get to appreciate them, just like the day i brought them home.
     
  20. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    So, what do you use to polish them?
     
  21. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    The picture of the product is in the previous post Wrights Silver Cream have had
    really good success with it, though i wouldnt use it on a non bullion coin as we all
    know not to clean those :)
     
    Kentucky likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page