Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Fugio1, Jan 27, 2020.
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I can't imaging that cleaning it is a good idea. With anything but distilled water, you'll leave a residue that could be detrimental to the coins.
@TIF , I tend to agree with you that cleaning would be tricky and risky. Even distilled water might not be a good idea because I'm not sure what's under the velvet that might leech and make it worse.
The pictured tray and another that looks like this are from my first two-tray Abafil case, purchased in the early 90's. I may just be due for a couple of new trays. They are only about $30 each. I thought I would reach out to the forum to see if anyone has come up with an ingenious way to restore these.
Maybe call it "patina"?? Btw they've aged great really for 20+ years of use.
@RonSanderson that is a good idea. Thanks, I'll try it. For lint, I normally use a manual lense cleaning air bubble but this approach may get more of the crud.
Yeah really, I probably shouldn't even worry about it.
I'm sure many CoinTalkers would love to buy your old Abafil trays!
Packaging and shipping are always such a hassle though, especially with bulky items.
Combine a small amount of dish soap and water in a bucket, mixing it until it becomes sudsy. Soak the cloth in the sudsy water and apply it gently to the stain. Use the sudsy cloth to blot the stain until it disappears. It is important for the velvet fabric to dry quickly. This way it will stay soft and confortable for the skin --sorry-- for the coins.
The velvet on the most recent ones I've purchased is more shiny, their red coulour isn't as deep as it used to be back then, and I think I prefer the old ones and their patinated look
I wouldn't do anything other than vaccuming the dust out of them, fearing to leave some chemical that might interact with the coins
Just my two asses
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