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Old 11-28-2021, 10:10 AM
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Default Cleaning Burned Silver

Found this several years ago at a site where there had been a fire. It was totally black. I only recently decided to clean it. Boiled it in an aluminum lined pan with some baking soda. It was still black. I took a brass brush to it and finally got some shiny but it's like clad that has been tumbled with pennies. Would prefer it to look more silver. Any ideas appreciated.
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Old 11-29-2021, 01:41 PM
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Well, I was under the impression this was a silver coin, even though I knew silver is pre 1964. I thought they made an exception for silver dollars, but this is just a piece of clad.

A jeweler told me about this. He said there's no way to clean it, anyway.

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