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david_p
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Good morning

I have a very well-made coin set from Eddie Gibson called 'The Chinese Bit'.
It comes with a regular OEP and the g***, one s*** of which is an OEP.
One of the OEPs looks shiny and new, the other one quite dark in the middle.
I'd like to make them look more similar.

I don't mind if this is done by darkening the bright one, or by shining up
the dark one. However, I don't want to risk damaging the g***, which is the
dark one.

Any suggestions?

Thank you
Joshua Barrett
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Yeah, I know the gaff makers don't like it when you use polish on gaffs. I remember once I sent something in to schoolcraft for repair and he thought I was polishing the gaffs (I have harsh natural hand oils), so I've always avoided it based on his aversion/reaction.

that said, you can use bleach to darken the copper coin. Try reading online about doing so ( to copper in general). You might want to brush it on lightly as the effect is very fast.

I did it with a bunch of 64 Kennedy once and then used polish to remove the patina from the raised edges giving it that "soft silver" look (but not feel obviously)
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david_p
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Thank you for your tip, I'm going to try it on the regular OEP. Kind regards
tonsofquestions
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You could also try some liver of sulphur (found in many jewlery shops, or on Amazon). If you have a spare english penny and/or something else copper, it might be worth trying it on that first, so you know how it works, depending on how much you care about the coins matching.

It's also possible to clean them up if you make them too dark, or if you want to try again. Some warm salt water + vinegar usually does a decent job.
Matthew Crabtree
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To make my copper coins shine up to get the to darken at the same time I cut a couple of slots into a lemon and put them in there for a few minutes
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