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A Self "Restoration" attempt. Pics of the Final Results!

joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 12, 2022 12:19AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Hi guys,
Picked these 3 Indians up from my favorite LCS.
They were $1 apiece in the Assorted Indian cent box. She just gave them to me FREE!
I decided to try to restore them to a decent appearance. Maybe, a bath of acetone, a few picking with the toothpick and q-tip use, would be successful? Nothing to lose, right?
They still have some details, behind that gunk.
:D



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    IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,580 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Coin Care is good for cleaning off gunk and verdigris from bronze coins. Also, a rose thorn works better than a toothpick.

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @IkesT said:
    Coin Care is good for cleaning off gunk and verdigris from bronze coins. Also, a rose thorn works better than a toothpick.

    Thanks
    ;)

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @joeykoins I have had good results lifting off those deposits with Verdicare and a frayed edged wood toothpick. Good luck. Peace Roy

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Besides ebay, Where can I purchase Verdicare?
    :*

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    IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,580 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @joeykoins said:
    Besides ebay, Where can I purchase Verdicare?
    :*

    Verdi Care costs a lot more than Coin Care. Why go with the expensive option for low-value coins?

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,510 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @joeykoins said:
    Besides ebay, Where can I purchase Verdicare?
    :*

    Wizardsupply.com I believe. They had some last I knew

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not at any Walgreens, CVS...?
    :*

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    Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here you go buddy. They’re the least expensive. Maybe 😁

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Before and after pictures would be good.... Or are the enlarged pictures the after shots?? Cheers, RickO

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yup, that's the stuff and Wizards the place.

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 10, 2022 3:53PM

    I picked this up at the recent show I went today!

    I used it already on the 3 Indians.
    I see an improvement. Used 5 Q-Tips already.
    :D
    I display, shortly.
    B)
    :)

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here are the Results

    BEFORE





    AFTER






    This last one appears to have a Strike Through.

    The final results, after the acetone bath. Then the use of the "Coin Care." It did remove most of the gunk around the numbers/letters?
    Thanks guys.
    ;)

    "Jesus died for you and for me, Thank you,Jesus"!!!

    --- If it should happen I die and leave this world and you want to remember me. Please only remember my opening Sig Line.
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JoeyCoins ... Thanks for the before/after excellent pictures. They will make very nice album coins. Cheers, RickO

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    1madman1madman Posts: 1,292 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is it just me or does a top metal layer of the coins appear to be removed? The gunk came off but so did part of the coins?

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