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So the edges of one of my morgan gimmicked coins that was remilled are too perfect to match my regular morgan’s. what is the best way you’ve found to make remilled edges look worn to match the age/wear of the coins. I was planning on just putting a little bit of mud on the edges and wiping, but seeing if anyone else has other ideas. thanks
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Off the top of my head I can think of six different types of coin gimmicks that have one type of discrepancy or another when viewed edge-on.
That hasn't stopped anyone from making good use of them.

Don't run when you're not being chased.

If it bothers you that much... file down the remilled edges... a little at a time as you can always remove more, but can't put anything back.
Of course by the time you're done you may have a coin that looks the same as the others when viewed edge-on, but may look (and actually be) smaller than the others because so much has been removed from around its circumference.
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I would agree with inigmn..... But I would suggest using fine sandpaper so you could do this gradually and slowly. It would end up where you wanted it. IMHO
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Ok guys I appreciate the insight, thanks
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Emory board.
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On Aug 22, 2018, Ray Haining wrote:
Emory board.

good idea there to take down some of the milling, what about getting it that discolored/dirty look too?
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Before condoning taking a file to silver...

Does the remilling help you? Is this about getting some darkening into the grooves?
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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On Aug 23, 2018, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Before condoning taking a file to silver...

Does the remilling help you? Is this about getting some darkening into the grooves?


The remilling is almost to perfect compared to my normal morgan’s, but I think if I can get darkening into the grooves I may not need to do anything to the milling. how would you recommend doing that? thanks for your help.
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Carefully apply a thinned charcoal-colored paint and wipe it off. (You might want to use a matte-finish, but after a few handlings it shouldn't matter.)

Or, apply liquid shoe polish and wipe it off.
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Thanks Conus, i’ll give that a go
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I would get a very fine sandpaper and gently rub against the edges. Don't do it too hard or spend too much time on one spot though. Then I would darken the grooves as well.
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I’ll give it a shot, i’m a little leary about the sandpaper on a morgan silver shell. Not that I think it’s a bad idea, i’m just scared lol. but I think the darkening is what I need most
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You can also use Liver of Sulfur to darken the edges and age the coin to the tone you want. Then it would match all your coins.
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On Aug 26, 2018, Mobius303 wrote:
You can also use Liver of Sulfur to darken the edges and age the coin to the tone you want. Then it would match all your coins.

cool I will research that, Do you have any resources describing the process of that, particularly just for the edges, the faces already match up good.
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