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DHalladay
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awful, horrible cleaning

Post by DHalladay » Sun Feb 26, 2023 11:55 pm

Here's an extreme example of what new collectors should watch out for and avoid at all costs, no matter how cheap:

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When in doubt... don't.

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UNCLE BINGO
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Re: awful, horrible cleaning

Post by UNCLE BINGO » Sun Feb 26, 2023 11:57 pm

Wow , Brillo pad and a garbage disposal :lol:

Seriously that is too bad , looks like it might have been pretty if done right , if there is truly a right way to clean or conserve one , I have two that could be better with an acetone bath , just a little hesitant . I gave it my best shot once with a way milk spotted ASE. tried every thing I could think of , the spotting was deep . not even PCGS could have done it . I got it out , but coin was stripped of all lustre ,,,, still worth spot silver I guess , buts its risky with Morgans . Who knows ????
" May your clashes be EDS , your breaks be LDS , and your wife not have PMS over your collecting habits! " ;)

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Re: awful, horrible cleaning

Post by impairedsquirrel » Mon Feb 27, 2023 1:53 am

Dag gummit, I already tried steel wool and sandpaper, but these dark spots just won't come off! Hey Junior, go get me a chisel!!
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UNCLE BINGO
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Re: awful, horrible cleaning

Post by UNCLE BINGO » Mon Feb 27, 2023 2:04 am

You make me laugh . I wanna party with you one of these days :lol:
" May your clashes be EDS , your breaks be LDS , and your wife not have PMS over your collecting habits! " ;)

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Re: awful, horrible cleaning

Post by JASONKFLO » Mon Feb 27, 2023 5:36 pm

Cleaned with a dremel
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Re: awful, horrible cleaning

Post by RogerB » Tue Feb 28, 2023 9:00 pm

My grandmother liked shiny coins, especially dollars. She would occasionally wash them, but her favorites were using a large pink pencil eraser, or slathering on some mercury.

When she gave us grandkids a silver dollar for a birthday, I always asked for a "dirty dollar."

;)

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Re: awful, horrible cleaning

Post by impairedsquirrel » Tue Feb 28, 2023 9:21 pm

RogerB wrote:
Tue Feb 28, 2023 9:00 pm
My grandmother liked shiny coins, especially dollars. She would occasionally wash them, but her favorites were using a large pink pencil eraser, or slathering on some mercury.

When she gave us grandkids a silver dollar for a birthday, I always asked for a "dirty dollar."

;)
Ungrateful punk, you take your grandma's shiny dollar, she worked hard to make it glimmer like that!! :lol:
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Re: awful, horrible cleaning

Post by lured_in_again » Tue Feb 28, 2023 9:25 pm

Reminds me of the reverse of that 29a the squirrel was looking for....

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Re: awful, horrible cleaning

Post by impairedsquirrel » Tue Feb 28, 2023 9:34 pm

lured_in_again wrote:
Tue Feb 28, 2023 9:25 pm
Reminds me of the reverse of that 29a the squirrel was looking for....
Wellllll... soooort of...
I go totally NUTS for WOW! VAMs!! Or is that from WOW! VAMs?

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