Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Dfrizz21, Jun 18, 2021.
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Can you post a picture of both sides to see the extent of the corrosion?
Was it a metal detected 2 Cent? Sometimes there is not much you can do about environmental damage.
It's a process...not a race. Start out with the least aggressive method and step your way up as you need to. But enjoy the learning and be sure to post before-and-after photos if you decide to do it.
Others may recommend things like Acetone or a product called Verdigris . I would try the Verdigris first personally .
Please give us some of your further information NOW because nothing you have suggested will change anything on the coin.
Olive oil soaking does usually work well with copper coins and relics, although it takes time. But it is gentle, and is also what I do with such coins and relics found metal detecting.
The green residue that is often found on copper coins that have been in the ground for an extended period of time is known as verdigris, the product that can be used to remove this encrustation is known as Verdi-care. It is apparently produced in limited batches, and is not often available. Hopefully more will be available in near future, as I would like to purchase some.
I've had a dozen old green IHCs & wheaties soaking like that for over a year - no discernible improvement
I was really surprised to see how effective distilled water was at conserving coins found metal detecting. I would start there and graduate up. Verdicare is great to stabilize verdigris. But lifting what can be lifted by the distilled water is always my first step.
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