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Profile of RxGregory
On 2004-05-15 12:55, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
What are folks doing with their coins that gets them so dirty they need cleaning?

I for one don't have a lot of cash to be spending on uncirculated coins. I like them to be shiny, but not TOO shiny. If I can find a Morgan for $8.00 that's dirty, I'll buy it and clean it up. You're right though, you only have to clean it once, and with regular use you'll never have to clean it again. Baking soda and vinegar/water for cleaning silver coins, and Taco Bell sauce/ ketchup for copper work great for me. I also agree with Mike NOT to tell a dealer you're going to be cleaning them. You can almost see the smoke coming out their ears when you do.
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I use apple cider vinegar to clean my coins.

This is one of the main ingredients of ketchup, that some people use to clean coins. Buy the darker apple cider vinegar not the clearer type.
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On 2004-05-14 08:33, Magix wrote:
I use gun cleaner, good ol' Hoppes #9. Works well for me.

Be careful with Hoppe's #9. While it is probably safe for silver coins, it is not good on copper. It will dissolve copper and brass. I'd avoid it on silver, too.
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Good ole Coke - the drinking kind - leave them in it overnight.

Et Voila

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