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

  1. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    You think spit or snot would work, duh... Unless they are Ancients, do not clean the coins!
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  3. Packrat

    Packrat Active Member

    How much do you charge per hour? Sounds like you are working cheap.
  4. Dynoking

    Dynoking Well-Known Member

    No pickle juice. An over night soak in acetone is the best way for the coin. No brush. Remove from acetone soak. Saturate a q tip in the acetone and roll it across each side of the coin changing the q tip as the crud comes off. Hold the coin on its edge and use the q tip in a sawing motion to get the crud out of the reeding. Dip the coin in the acetone one more time then prop the coin up on its edge and let it air dry. Any else will probably cause more harm than good.
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  5. whopper64

    whopper64 Well-Known Member

    Actually pickle juice (dill) is good for preventing and/or alleviating leg cramps! Try it, it works! Looks like it worked for the coins, also.
  6. kountryken

    kountryken Well-Known Member

    I collect "circulated" coins for my date/mm collections. The above, carefully cleaned coins would fit in my collection just fine.
  7. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    ...well,...they are vg8-vf20...all melt targets at this condition, hard to see any doubling with wear stages, obliterated, most of today melt is $1.98 for silver dimes...imo...Spark
  8. Kentucky

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  9. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Experimenting is good Spark as long as you are willing to accept melt value. I've done it myself. In your case it made the coins more distinguished looking, in my case, oh well, it is what it was!
  10. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 Well-Known Member

    Do the pickle purge!!! LOL
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  11. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Well, they do look better, and I bet they taste better too. LOL
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  12. enamel7

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  13. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Pickle juice also makes an excellent window cleaner. It leaves a curiously fresh scent throughout the house, too. Guests would remark, what's that lovely scent? I hate to tell them, but then I hate to lie, too, so I just split the difference and say, I'm pickled about it myself.
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  14. Wait.... Seriously? 2% from 30 minutes in pickle juice and a slight bath in a jewelry cleaner???? I really find that hard to believe. Can you link some documentation for that?
  15. AuldFartte

    AuldFartte Supporter! Supporter

    Seriously? That's a legitimate question, definitely not being sarcastic or derogatory here. I have a lot of copper.
  16. coinup

    coinup Junior Member

    There have been many theories about how ketchup makes copper pennies clean and shiny. Majority of those who experimented on the method say that it is simply the combination of salt and vinegar in ketchup that cleans the copper coins. Therefore, you could choose not to waste money (and ketchup at that). Coin cleaning with vinegar and salt formula will do a fine job on your copper coin....
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  17. AuldFartte

    AuldFartte Supporter! Supporter

    Thank you!
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  18. SchwaVB57

    SchwaVB57 Well-Known Member

    Yes, Found out accidently when a Ketchup packet broke in my console of the car and covered the change in the console. All cents in contact were shinny.
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  19. enamel7

    enamel7 Junior Member

    Again, no!
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  20. enamel7

    enamel7 Junior Member

    Don't do this! This is bad advice. Vinegar is an acid. The coins shine because it REMOVES a layer of copper.
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  21. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I don't think he can. Trust but verify
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