Wow — the coin looks so much better!
Thank you guys very much — I can’t believe how improved this coin looks! I choose a really bad one to start, and it’s improved so much it’s giving me hope for the coins that only have a little damage.
After everyone’s suggestions, what I ended up doing:
soaking for 4 hours in Acetone, then flipping them over into a different glass container with fresh acetone, soaking for another 4 hours
after the acetone, straight into distilled water
sat in distilled water for an hour
then a tap water run with a little Dawn dish soap
then E-Zest: this was the tricky part…this coin was so bad (the face was just smeared bad), I ended up doing two ten second dips.
There’s still a little milkish spots, but I didn’t want to risk loosing the luster so I didn’t dip it a third time.
As it is, I’m super super happy with this coin — after the Acetone bath, the coin still looked terrible, so I was losing hope, but then the ezest worked so well, I’m wondering if the acetone got off a layer of plastic (or whatever), which allowed the ezest to work better than it did before (?) 🤔
Either way, I can’t believe how improved this coin is…next time I’m gonna both before and after shots (my previous discussion has one of my coins, which is the general idea for all of them)
One down, another 199 to go 🤪