Got a replacement for a coin I damaged by cleaning

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  1. cmezner

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    Have been looking for a replacement for a coin I damaged cleaning.

    It is a quite common coin but it kept eluding me until Friday when I found it at H&B. Haven't received it yet, but needless to say I am looking very much forward to it:happy:.

    Claudius II Gothicus; 268-270 AD, Rome, Antoninianus, 3.63g. RIC-18, Cunetio-1964 (20 spec.), C-21.
    Obv: IMP C CLAV - DIVS AVG Bust radiate, draped, cuirassed r.
    Rx: ANNONA AVG Annona standing l. placing r. foot on prow of ship, holding wheat ears and cornucopia

    Please share your unsuccessful experience with cleaning or anything relevant

    Pictures courtesy of H&B:
    Claudius Gothicus-Av.jpeg Claudius Gothicus-Rv.jpeg

    This is the original Antoninianus, after cleaning:eek:



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  3. cmezner

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    Would like to know what you do with damaged coins? Put them away in a box where you can hardly see them? recycle? :wideyed:
  4. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    The HB coin pics show what I believe to be tooling marks all over the surfaces. Curious as to why you decided to buy this one?
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  5. cmezner

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    Yes, I am aware of those marks. Nevertheless, it is the first time in many many months that I saw one of this type for sale and I really wanted a replacement. You have no idea how hard I searched for one.
    For sure, it is much better than the one I damaged, with the lettering on the reverse all there. Until a better one shows up, I am satisfied with this one.
  6. kountryken

    kountryken Well-Known Member

    Depends on the coin, rarity, degree of damage, etc. I might keep it (sometimes to remind me what not to do), or I might pass it on.
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  7. hotwheelsearl

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    I usually collect a whole bundle and sell as a low grade cull lot. Somebody will buy anything.
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  8. cmezner

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    That's a good one. I'll keep it as a remainder of not cleaning bronze coins:)

    Never thought of that, also a good one:)
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  9. BasSWarwick

    BasSWarwick Well-Known Member

    I've done that with basic stuff - auction several kilos. People usually clamor for them
    Bulk Coins.jpg
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  10. cmezner

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    That's impressive! Do those people collect these coins, melt them, what do they do with them? :confused:
  11. BasSWarwick

    BasSWarwick Well-Known Member

    I guess they sort them for various types/countries and to add/start a world collection. Break and sell on ebay perhaps? They never say why, but the same people often buy bulk. I've got a smaller lot up at the moment .6KG - not as impressive

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