how to remove glue from coin

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oldcollector
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how to remove glue from coin

Post by oldcollector » Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:34 pm

just got a collection with some dollars that were glued to wood bar, the coins have some hard resin? glue and some splinters of wood stuck hard to the coins
anyone know trick to possible dissolve the glue or resin and remove it and wood splinters?
thanks
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Kurt28
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Re: how to remove glue from coin

Post by Kurt28 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:24 pm

Glues are diverse, and so are their solvents.
My first go to is acetone.
Then water, rubbing alcohol (polypropylene), and finally an oil base like WD-40.

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Re: how to remove glue from coin

Post by messydesk » Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:37 pm

Acetone should soften that up. You may need to poke with a stick a little.
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Re: how to remove glue from coin

Post by RogerB » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:22 am

For old glue and resin, gasoline works well. Then try the others.

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Re: how to remove glue from coin

Post by iwillbenice » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:29 am

GOO BEGONE.Cant hurt.
I think I have tried it on a Morgan $ and no issues as looked cleaned.

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Re: how to remove glue from coin

Post by colwillys » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:44 pm

Janitorial strength AMMONIA . put in a jar and cap it NEED A WELL VENTED AREA . Wash with lots of WATER . Take your time and be SAFE .

oldcollector
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Re: how to remove glue from coin

Post by oldcollector » Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:37 am

thanks all the acetone seems to be working along with a sharp stick

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Re: how to remove glue from coin

Post by VamHelsing » Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:57 pm

Gasoline and a match? :D :D

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