Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by RIchard Abanes, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. I know I know I know.... Don't clean your coins.... BUT these were so scrwed it wouldn't even matter... So.... I experimented.....

    15 minutes pickle juice (not kidding)
    15 minutes pickle juice
    30 minutes (jewelry cleaner)
    RINSE and brush with super soft jewelry cleaner brush.

    And these are the results....
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  3. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Well they definitely look better, now you can throw them in your silver pile! ;)
  4. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    ROFLMAO 1Emoji.gif ROFLMAO 1Emoji.gif ROFLMAO 1Emoji.gif
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  5. coinup

    coinup Junior Member

    Good for fillers anyway.
    Cleaned coins never really bothered me unless it just destroys them.
  6. exactly.... just coldn't stand to see them even if they are just going into the spot silver back.... Although they might be worth like $1 maybe if they were at a VF. One has some pretty good detail left.
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  7. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    Not bad. 43 on the right really looks fantastic
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  8. Derrick Combs

    Derrick Combs Well-Known Member

    Something like these needed it.
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    If pickle juice can do that to a coin just imagine what it can do for your insides.
  10. coinup

    coinup Junior Member

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  11. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Lemon juice works really good too.
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  12. SchwaVB57

    SchwaVB57 Well-Known Member

    Ketchup on copper works as well.
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  13. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    ...and hot sauce (they both contain vinegar - acetic acid)
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  14. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Don't use Draino and Tidy Bowl . . .

    Don't ask me how I know . . . .

  15. lol lol lol
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  16. i us3d lemon juice on some copper pennies and it destroyed them... too acidic.
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  17. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    the acid in your stomach is way worse than vinegar, you have nothing to fear with vinegar ingestion. Imagine what your stomach acid will do to a coin.
    if interested here was a study simulating stomach acid, it was research into how harmful children swallowing coins could be.

    the one actually the most dangerous is the Zincoln, once the copper is eaten away the stomach has no problem dissolving the zinc and creating a stomach ulcer.

    Apparently veterinarians see this a lot with animals, dogs, cats, and zoo animals, due to the way the digestive tract lines up, but in most cases children will pass the coin in 24-48 hours, but there are cases where it sits there in the stomach and causes an ulcer and a zincoln does it much faster and does more damage than the other coins because of the zinc. They hid this information because they don't want parents freaking out.
  18. jb10000lakes

    jb10000lakes Active Member

    Tsk, wasting pickle juice like that...
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  19. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    You just reduced the weight by what 2%.
    People like shiny things better though.
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  20. Scuba4fun777

    Scuba4fun777 Well-Known Member

    Glad my innards aren’t made of silver & copper.
  21. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I hear that. :)
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