I wonder how many members will chastise me for doing this little experiment? As many of you know I am an avid Metal Detectorist. Recently I dug up some neat coins that weren't in the best of shape. Years of soil, dirt and clay took a toll on them For example.. These two Indian Head Cents and a V Nickel are covered in crud. I soaked them overnight and I was not able to achieve a good cleaning. I googled ways of cleaning off crud and found a Metal Detecting forum that gave some advice on how to do so. One technique was to soak them in Olive Oil. I am to take the coins out once a day and gently rub with a cloth then place them back. The process will take several weeks to get all the crud off. I found a small container with a raised bottom that when the coins are place in they will be lifted in a way the the Olive Oil will saturate both sides. It contains 2 IHC's, 1 V-Nickel and 2 3 Wheat Cents.. I of course covered them in case I knock the container over.. I'm a clutz A few weeks ago I soaked a IHC in vinegar overnight and I hated the result. The crud came off but the Cent turned orange Any feedback, opinions, comments are welcome!