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coin cleaning

#1 Unread post by mikev50 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:14 pm

has anyone used these products--coin care/ blue ribbon or conserv to clean coins--if so does it work and is it safe--thanks



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#2 Unread post by Daniel » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:57 pm

No, sorry I can't help with that.

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#3 Unread post by mhonzell » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:37 pm

Coin care leaves an oil film on coins. Mild dipping effect.
Conserv is a volatile dip similar to acetone.

I have never used either... This is just googling other forums.

Anything that removes grime will expose the surface underneath that has not seen light or oxidation. This results in bright areas around devices and lettering. Most experienced with coins can see the effect quickly as "cleaned."

Anything that removes tone is removing actual layers of metal oxide and results in a dulled surface. Also easily detected by an experienced collector.

Many sellers remove the oxide layer so their coin looks shinier (more one color).And, while this looks good in a photo, it does not in hand. Those who notice the difference often feel scammed once the coin is in hand.

If you are dealing with dug coins, then go for it.

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#4 Unread post by ChristopherWh » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:15 pm

mhonzell wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:37 pm
Coin care leaves an oil film on coins. Mild dipping effect.
Conserv is a volatile dip similar to acetone.

I have never used either... This is just googling other forums.

Anything that removes grime will expose the surface underneath that has not seen light or oxidation. This results in bright areas around devices and lettering. Most experienced with coins can see the effect quickly as "cleaned."

Anything that removes tone is removing actual layers of metal oxide and results in a dulled surface. Also easily detected by an experienced collector.

Many sellers remove the oxide layer so their coin looks shinier (more one color).And, while this looks good in a photo, it does not in hand. Those who notice the difference often feel scammed once the coin is in hand.

If you are dealing with dug coins, then go for it.
Thanks for the clear explanation. I'm a newbie to this hobby and now I know when to clean and when not to.

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#5 Unread post by mhonzell » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:29 pm

Glad to help!

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