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Topic: Making my jumbo shiny again?
Message: Posted by: stannmaple (Oct 27, 2005 04:09PM)
I've got a jumbo 50 cent piece. When I bought it, it had some shine to it. After using it quite a bit, it is dull as can be. It no longer looks silver, but gray. Is there an inexpensive way to shine this? I'd really rather not buy another coin if at all possible. Thanks
Dann
Message: Posted by: Matt Morell (Oct 27, 2005 04:58PM)
" Tarnite " metal polish.

Check your local Walmarts, hardware stores, etc.

Found it better to use than " Brasso "


Matt
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Oct 27, 2005 05:27PM)
Dann, if you know a jeweler or want to find a plating company...

For the price of a couple of bottles of metal polish you can get your coin polished and plated. There is nothing that looks like real nickle or silver than the real thing.

:)
Message: Posted by: Billy Bo (Oct 27, 2005 06:00PM)
Try soaking it in coke or rubbing brown sauce on it
Message: Posted by: mike gallo (Oct 27, 2005 06:36PM)
An extremely fine steel wool will buff in a shine.

Mike
Message: Posted by: SuperMagicMozart (Oct 28, 2005 02:00PM)
Salt and vinegar will clean coins.
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Oct 28, 2005 02:08PM)
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On 2005-10-27 18:27, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
There is nothing that looks like real nickle or silver than the real thing.

:)
[/quote]

To paraphrase Jon a bit... If it's not real metal like nickle or silver, polishing it won't do you much good other than to give you a shiny grey coin.
Message: Posted by: magicpro212 (Oct 28, 2005 02:58PM)
Buy a better coin
Message: Posted by: Paul Jester (Oct 29, 2005 05:47PM)
2nd buy another coin
Message: Posted by: Mediocre the Great (Oct 30, 2005 09:23AM)
When I bought my first (good quality) jumbo coin I thought it was too much money. I balked at the price, but the man in the magic shop said it would last forever and he was right. It's as shiney as the day I bought it 10 years ago. I've never polished it.

Buy a good coin and don't mess with the cheap ones! You won't be sorry.
Message: Posted by: Werner G. Seitz (Oct 30, 2005 09:37AM)
Re the subject of Jumbo coins, it sounds, most are not aware of that a big lot of those coins are produced from aluminium material.
This of course will get dull and grey very fast.

Only getting them plated as JT recommended (I would prefer chrome instead of silver, as silver too gets dull) will give a lasting surface that soley can -when needed- get polished VERY blank again, with a piece of cloth..

I think however, there have been sold Jumbos that have some nickel or chrom plating, those will then not get grey or dull.
I have the problem myself..the Jumbos I have are made of aluminium and are easily getting grey and dull..

Using silverpolish does shine them up, but it is not lasting long..so either buying Jumbos that already ARE plated or getting the aliuminium ones plated is the only lasting solution.. :(
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Oct 30, 2005 09:44AM)
There are one pound silver coins that will stay looking like silver for... a long time ;)

And as mentioned above, polishing these things by hand will be good exercise though not yield lasting results for the coin. Lots of good exercise, coin polish and old towels get used though.