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  1. hazelman

    Using acetone to clean coins

    Hi all, Ive seen a few posts recommending acetone to clean coins , i was always under the impression that one should never attempt to clean coins. Is this a normal practice in the coin collecting world? Is it being used on any coins regardless of the metal. Having asked the question I will still shy away from cleaning coins. Comments on this practice would be much appreciated. best regards
  2. Hi everyone, I'm a newbie and just added my first post to the existing Acetone thread, but felt like I needed a bit of guidance from you all so started a new topic. Hope that's ok? I have inherited a collection of circulated silver Swedish Ore coins from my Grandfather which were loose in a cigar box. I want to put them in correct storage to preserve them effectively, so I have already bought 97% grade acetone (lab standard) and Hartberger self-adhesive flips. Already bathed first coin in acetone and would like your opinion of 2 coins:- 1883 has been acetone bathed. 1907 has not been touched. Most of the coins in the collection are similar wear and look to the 1907 25 Ore. Which do you prefer the look of? Am I wasting my time or even ruining the patina of these coins if I carry on with acetone bathing before storage? Would it be better just to put the rest of the collection straight into flips? Your expert opinions will be most welcomed! All the best, Wayne