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joeKing
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Maybe this is an age old topic...but I haven't seen one recently and can't find a good one in my searches, but my question is what should I use to clean my coins? I think the whole vinegar and salt bit would cause the coins to corrode because of how acidic it is.

Any help?

Thanks in advance!
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I use "never dull". It’s basically cotton that is impregnated with some type of chemical/cleaner. Usually it is used on brass, copper, and pretty much any type of metal that shines. I found that it is great for both cups and coins, and always keep a can of it in my closet.

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I use a polishing agent for brass that is called "Glo". It works well for all of the coins I use (silver, copper and coins with other properties). It's an all-around polishing agent.
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On 2005-01-31 04:54, Mr. Muggle wrote:
and pretty much any type of metal that shines.


You don't say?!
clivealive
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I have not tried it myself but putting the coins in a glass of coka cola overnight is meant to work
the74rock
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Well you should it does the job and get the ridges back on the coins
Daniel Faith
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Also, Taco sauce will work well.
Personally, I use a silver polish since I use real silver coins.
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I am inclined to say that the best thing I have used is something that Bob Kohler has posted here before...use toothpaste. I know, it sounds crazy, but they clean up nicely and provide a certain amount of "tackiness" that is just right! I use to use it on my U3F set before it was stolen!

Best,

Paul h.
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There was a very recent thread on this topic. Try going here:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......3&54

Take a look at the other ideas people had for cleaning coins. Also, try my idea on this thread. It works great.
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I have used Wright's Silver Polish. It's a cream that is easy to apply. I found at my local supermarket.
Joe Mauro
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Don't laugh, but toothpaste works very well.
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the74rock
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Try coke first
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I prefer to drink my cola and burn my stomach lining away. Since I only use cheap coins (half dollars, english pennies, etc) I just rub them in ketchup and rinse them off. I don't know if it damages the coins more then the other methods but who cares, it's only 50 cents!
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