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Newbies- don't clean coins! Listen, and learn......

PocketArtPocketArt Posts: 1,335 ✭✭✭✭✭

Never a good idea to enhance, brighten, lighten, and especially clean your coins. This fella tells it straight; so newbies looking to do what shouldn't be done with your inherited collection, or, something you found in circulation- I'd suggest you listen!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ_THu-Q-ic

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    ldhairldhair Posts: 7,123 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No.

    Larry

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    erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    NCG??

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A very nice video and very well done with the examples shown. Unfortunately, the presentation SUCKS! IMO, It took away from what the person was trying to convey. In fact, I wanted to turn the video off soon after he started.

    "A" for effort.
    "A" for content.

    Presentation? Even a >:) such as I won't go there. o:)

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    PocketArtPocketArt Posts: 1,335 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are times when there's nothing wrong with saying, "no." Just > @erwindoc said:

    NCG??

    Give him a break- he's on a roll, or, role. I have a NCG slab somewhere so don't worry about it. Maybe move on with giving him the encouragement, and exemplify the importance with his message maybe. Dang, who else is trying this...numismatics push forward!!!!!!

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The net is full of wanna-be actors. This guys message and content are unimprovable. Nevertheless, could you take more than 2 minutes of this form of "instruction." Not me.

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    PocketArtPocketArt Posts: 1,335 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Insider2 said:
    A very nice video and very well done with the examples shown. Unfortunately, the presentation SUCKS! IMO, It took away from what the person was trying to convey. In fact, I wanted to turn the video off soon after he started.

    "A" for effort.
    "A" for content.

    Presentation? Even a >:) such as I won't go there. o:)

    Yeah, you're too kind I suppose....He's at least trying to convey to the broader community not to clean coins- what are you, including me doing.....? So, I give him credit as it seems he cares about this aspect....need more people like this in the hobby, and quite frankly they should speak louder beyond what we suppose.

    Honestly; I was pleased to see the video-I'd encourage more, even with their error's, to speak, and help the hobby along...there is enough good people here to guide them along. No worries.

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had a Freshman chemistry teacher in college who's trademark was his collection of wild and very wide out-of-date by decades ties. He also tried to be a goofy actor to make the subject fun. His presentation was all many of my friends and I could focus on. Three of us flunked the class! We learned to suffer through the crap the next semester.

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    PocketArtPocketArt Posts: 1,335 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Keep it original; NO CLEANING!!!!! None....please, and thanks! :)

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @PocketArt said:
    Keep it original; NO CLEANING!!!!! None....please, and thanks! :)

    How do you feel about professional conservation (cleaning)?

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    PocketArtPocketArt Posts: 1,335 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 22, 2017 2:57AM

    .

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The real problem is, only coin people will look at this video...others that find, inherit or are given coins will proceed to clean them because 'shiny coins look better'... That being said, I do prefer the 'as minted' look... though not the 'cleaned' look. Cheers, RickO

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    Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Forget it. :s



    Hoard the keys.

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