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1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

I'm up in the air on this method :smile:


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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,693 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    10000lakes10000lakes Posts: 811 ✭✭✭✭

    Now if there was only a designation for 'pink' copper they would be all set :#

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    FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,722 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting idea - I usually use cinnamon

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    astroratastrorat Posts: 9,221 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ahhh ... it's like magic!

    That's why Stewart's 1919 Lincoln cent looks so nice!

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    CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,552 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FadeToBlack said:
    I do this with all my coins works great crack em outta the plastic and add pepper too and sometimes beach yep thats the ticket thanks

    Beach sand will work if you leave the coins at the water's edge overnight......

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,510 ✭✭✭✭✭

    intersting :)

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    USMarine6USMarine6 Posts: 1,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You could be like me though. I spent hours looking for a couple of Merc dimes I misplaced the other day. A 1921 in fine and a 1921d in good. I finally found them in the dryer days later as I was folding laundry. Apparently I forgot them in a pair of pants and put them through a wash and dryer cycle.

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    Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 11,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    :'( !!!

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    mustangmanbobmustangmanbob Posts: 1,890 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nothing like $1 in materials to clean 30 cents in change.

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    RayboRaybo Posts: 5,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just tried this method on my darkish 1793 large cent and it worked, the coin looks like new!

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    mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What would she hope to accomplish by cleaning the coins?
    Looked like everyday pocket change. ?

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    OnastoneOnastone Posts: 3,786 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Mmmmm, tasty! Nothing like a salt n' vinegar coin! A quick scrub with a little wire brush helps too, but not too much scrubbing, you don't want the value of the coin to decrease. It's amazing, this method not only works on copper, but silver, gold, and even on palladium!!!!!

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My word..... all that abrasion.... might as well put them in a rock tumbler..... Cheers, RickO

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    WinLoseWinWinLoseWin Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 15, 2017 11:33AM

    I was thinking about starting a grading company and this was going to be my conservation service. Looks like everyone approves. Brown proof and Unc Indians and large cents will be just like the mint made em again. Maybe add a pencil eraser just to make sure.

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    cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 10,061 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hmm...Pickled coins... No wonder why this hobby sometimes leaves a sour taste in my mouth. :D

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    in2Coinsin2Coins Posts: 239 ✭✭✭✭

    I could have sworn that the first glance, I thought I saw "moron" salt..... :#

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    mvs7mvs7 Posts: 1,661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    My word..... all that abrasion.... might as well put them in a rock tumbler..... Cheers, RickO

    Totally agree... you really should clean them in the salt/vinegar solution one at a time, so you don't get bag marks! Rushing to do them all at once will really ruin them.

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