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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. das1979p

    Cleaning Coins!

    I know that the answer is 'Don't!', but please bear with me. I have bought two 1899 gold $5 coins for less than their melt value. They are very high grade with one exception. Someone has turned them into a brooch. Is it possible to remove the soldered on parts? Has anyone else had any success with something similar? Can the coins be restored? Thanks, David
  3. Nightvision

    Rust deposits

    Hi again, I was gifted another mixed bag of predecimals this month. Got all excited. First item out of the bag was ... a rusted dog tag. Heart sank. I now have a bunch of coins with rust deposits partially obscuring everything. I attacked a few with acetone, a cotton wool bud and a cocktail stick to see what would happen. After three hours work I was able to rescue most of a german 5 pfennig but got quite high during the process so I'd rather not repeat it. (I'm kidding, the room was ventilated - I just got really bored). Next step, olive oil bath. Or will that most likely be a waste of time too? All tips gratefully welcomed.