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re cleaning noooooo !!!!

Post by veryoldshep » Fri May 19, 2017 1:55 pm

Im guilty, Hanging my head in shame, should have known to read what how to to clean my coins, gggrrrr. mad at self. i just ruined my best find so far, a 1799 george 3rd half penny by using warm water and soap to clean off the gunge, instant noooooo, as those who know turned to rust covered junk. please please read the treads first on how to clean with all finds.

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Re: re cleaning noooooo !!!!

Post by sweepstick47 » Fri May 19, 2017 3:40 pm

I suspect you were a little heavy handed with the brushing! Looking on the bright side, It's not all bad because we all make mistakes and someone somewhere may learn from admissions like this, thus avoiding making the same error. It's a positive outcome ::g Good Luck - Regards ss47
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Re: re cleaning noooooo !!!!

Post by cammann » Fri May 19, 2017 4:07 pm

I quite agree with Sweepstick. Now when you find that rare silver Roman, you'll wont make the same mistake :-)
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Re: re cleaning noooooo !!!!

Post by Koala » Fri May 19, 2017 6:43 pm

George iii copper coins near me are nearly always too far gone.

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Re: re cleaning noooooo !!!!

Post by Mungo Baggins » Fri May 19, 2017 6:54 pm

veryoldshep wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 1:55 pm
Im guilty, Hanging my head in shame, should have known to read what how to to clean my coins, gggrrrr. mad at self. i just ruined my best find so far, a 1799 george 3rd half penny by using warm water and soap to clean off the gunge, instant noooooo, as those who know turned to rust covered junk. please please read the treads first on how to clean with all finds.
Don't beat yourself up chap its really not the end of the world, if you ruined it with a bit of soap and water there wasn't much left on the coin, a few hammered and Roman down the line and i doubt you will remember this. I bet most people on here have ruined or at least made something worse at some time or other, i learnt early on electrolysis is not for everyone =))
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Re: re cleaning noooooo !!!!

Post by Allectus » Fri May 19, 2017 8:47 pm

I wouldn't worry about it....you'll soon get the pox of digging those! ;;z

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Re: re cleaning noooooo !!!!

Post by Wigeon » Fri May 19, 2017 9:12 pm

Allectus wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 8:47 pm
I wouldn't worry about it....you'll soon get the pox of digging those! ;;z

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How true is that ! I only started seriously detecting last autumn. It took me about four months to travel from trying every which way to reveal the image, to putting them straight in the scrap bin.

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Re: re cleaning noooooo !!!!

Post by Simonrocco12 » Sat May 20, 2017 6:31 am

I always give mine a brush off with a soft brush and cold water then put them in olive oil for a good few months

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Re: re cleaning noooooo !!!!

Post by Wigeon » Sat May 20, 2017 7:00 am

Simonrocco12 wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 6:31 am
I always give mine a brush off with a soft brush and cold water then put them in olive oil for a good few months
I 'read the book and saw the film' and tried all the recommended methods.
As a result I could sometimes just make out a faint image. Albeit a bit like seeing Elvis Presley in the tea leaves :D
Eventually I came to the conclusion that a knackered copper coin remains a knackered copper coin what ever I did, so went to 'scrap mode'. It was an interesting exercise though and I enjoyed the learning. ::g

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Re: re cleaning noooooo !!!!

Post by looksold » Sat May 20, 2017 9:21 am

i find 99% of these coppers come out unidentifiable so i do the ultimate sin and put a fibreglass pen on them and even though they look bald and smooth i can normally then identify them, but admit they are virtually ruined but they were no good before. What i have noticed is that a lot of these georgian coppers are actually Williams.....

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