how to clean

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by tsalagi18252, May 16, 2012.

  1. tsalagi18252

    tsalagi18252 New Member

    I came accross a silver 1964 quarter a while back but it has a black sticky residue on it that looks like dark syrup of some kind was spilled on it and left to dry. What would be the proper way to clean this coin without causing any damage
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  3. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof Supporter

    I assume you tried warm water. If that didn't work, it may be PVC residue. Acetone (100%) should do the trick. Don't scrub it, just let the acetone do the work.
  4. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    Did you do a search on cleaning on the site. Why every day do we need to do this over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and ...................
  5. Tyler G.

    Tyler G. Active Member

    Well I can see somebody got carried away ^
  6. tsalagi18252

    tsalagi18252 New Member

    Gee brklyn, if I didn't know better i'd think you've heard this question before...
  7. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

  8. Sully

    Sully New Member

    Seriously Brooke Lynn, your posts are completely uncalled for and a big reason why so many people refuse to join or participate in this site. If what Detecto did desrved a timeout, then what you're doing deserves the same.
  9. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    A circulated 1964 Washington Quarter is junk silver with no real numismatic value. Have at it and clean it any way that you want, damaging it won't hurt it's value. But hey, at least nobody regurgitated the coin collector motto "don't ever clean your coins" yet.

    @Ruben, exactly how long did it take you to do that? A little rude, but very funny!
  10. silentnviolent

    silentnviolent accumulator--selling--make an offer I can't refuse

    I laughed out loud. it was funny!

    Seriously though, if it is sticky gunk on there and not toning, conservation is necessary to save it. Please search 'conservation' in the forum search.... there have been some very informative threads contributed to by those that have already experimented. Good luck!
  11. areich

    areich America*s Darling

    This is an excellent question, indeed.


  12. areich

    areich America*s Darling


    Maybe the question is unique. Did you use Google first?

  13. areich

    areich America*s Darling


    Well Sully, why don't you try to make a bigger contribution. Write a good article or story and post it. It is very easy to sit on the sidelines and be critical. Its another matter to extend yourself and to try to make a contribution.

  14. areich

    areich America*s Darling


    One should never clean their coins.

  15. jloring

    jloring Senior Citizen

    Bad advice.
  16. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    I am wearing my Mod hat here. I have cleaned up this thread and removed all off topic posts. And Ruben - enough ! Your antics are getting really old. Now stop the nonsense I will do something I really don't want to do.
  17. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    Pursuant to the thread title: Doug just showed everyone HOW TO CLEAN!:D
  18. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    I have a strict policy to never argue with a moderator in public .... however, the search for clean coins has 336 hits alone without any other variation.
  19. ziggy9


    Make a Ruben sandwich?
  20. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    I agree. Take the coin to the sink and hold it under hot, running water and rub it between your fingers until the residue is removed. If need be, put a little dish soap on it, rinse and rub with fingers. I've cleaned many junk coins like this.
  21. TheCoinGeezer

    TheCoinGeezer Senex Bombulum

    I would imagine it's for the same reason you post trivial, argumentative and downright silly items over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and ...................
    I didn't realize someone was putting a gun to your head and forcing you to read every thread!
    See now I know a thread started by certain parties or on certain subjects are likely to annoy me, so I simply avoid them. Try it sometime! :D
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