New here and another question

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Brian Ochaba, Nov 21, 2020 at 6:06 PM.

  1. Brian Ochaba

    Brian Ochaba Member

    I’m not very good at finding post , but is ok to soak your Kennedy halves in peroxide?
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  3. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Peroxide is highly oxidizing, so it's going to affect the surface somewhat.
    I don't usually clean coins unless they literally have crud on them.
    What are you trying to get off of the coin?
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  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    What Years ? I wouldn't mess with the Silver one's .
  5. Brian Ochaba

    Brian Ochaba Member

    They are just common Kennedy’s from 1968-2001 . I did find a 64 , 68 and a 72 s .
  6. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    No. Don't do it.
  7. Brian Ochaba

    Brian Ochaba Member

    Just to make them a bit more eye appealing . Not one is worth more than the silver 64 . A lot of $1-3 coins.
  8. Brian Ochaba

    Brian Ochaba Member

    Is there any way to clean or just don’t do it.
  9. Penny Luster

    Penny Luster Supporter! Supporter

    If you must, use this. Just a quick dip, rinse and pat dry.

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  10. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    I agree . Give that a chance .
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  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    That or the silver cleaner that you get at Walmart. A few seconds and it looks great.
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  12. Brian Ochaba

    Brian Ochaba Member

    Thank you all for your input I’m learning more and more everyday and enjoy being here.
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  13. bsshog40

    bsshog40 Senior Member

    Acetone will clean crud off. Ez-zest, if done too long will remove any luster remaining on them. That you have to be careful with. If it's just crud, try acetone first. Not fingernail polish remover, real acetone from your local hardware store. Just be careful as acetone is very very flammable.
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  14. Penny Luster

    Penny Luster Supporter! Supporter

    Yes, f
    I agree.
    First assess value and risk. When in doubt consult experts. You can send valuable coins for conservation. If value is low and risk tolerance is high, here's what I do: try warm water and soap next vegetable oil soak, next if you decide to break out the solvents, acetone soak first, then very light and quick dipping. The best advice is to never clean your coins. I am not an expert.
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  15. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    It's easy, type - proper cleaning - into the Search box and hit your Enter key. You'll find more than you want to read :)
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