Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Kc 17, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. Kc 17

    Kc 17 New Member

    Have an old coin that has been soldered to what I am assuming a brass Bass of a lamp any ideas on how I can get it off without damaging
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  3. CaptainMK

    CaptainMK Active Member

    If it's soldered, heat will be your only solution to hopefully removing the coin. I would recommend a small hand blow touch (butane), in a circular motion, slowly add heat to the coin while pushing the coin with something. Depending on the solder, the melting point will vary so it may take some extra time/heat. Patience is the key here to remove the coin without damage. DO NOT OVERHEAT, it will damage the coin for sure especially if it silver.
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  4. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    If it is soldered on it is already damaged. With enough heat you should be able to get it off the lamp, but you aren't likely to be able to get all the solder off the coin. (unless the coin is gold and they use silver solder. Even then the coin will still be damaged.)
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2019
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