Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Mountain Man, Nov 19, 2019.
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For my education, can you please describe what you are seeing that indicates PVC damage?
Worth less? A acetone dip without rubbing the coin is an acceptable way to remove surface grime, how would it be worth less afterwards?
PVC can look like a green crust, it can also start like a film that forms on the coin surface. Your soak did some good but the damage is done as I can see on the coin that was soaked the same area that pvc effected.
start it at xf bid on the bay? If does not sell relist at 9.95 opening bid.
You seem to be confusing "dipping" (treating with acid thiourea, which can attack the metal of the coin if it's done for too long) with acetone soaking (which can't attack the metal of the coin, period -- barring some disagreements over copper coins).
Acetone soaking or rinsing is NOT improper cleaning, and does not damage a silver coin's surfaces. The only way it could leave a coin "worth less" is if it reveals underlying damage that was formerly concealed.
Thank you for the information. I'm always willing to learn by being corrected.
Just be sure to keep reading, because I'm not always right!
Yeah I've given that thought I just haven't acted on it.
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