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Old 05-13-2019, 09:18 PM
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Default Ultrasonic coin cleaning?

Been finding rings and buttons and other shiny things lately and was thinking about getting an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner but was wondering if anyone used one to clean coins. It sure seems a lot more gentle than a rock tumbler but would it do a better job??

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Old 05-15-2019, 08:20 AM
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Bought an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner for my wife last Christmas. I was hoping it would do a nice job on dug coins. frankly, it doesn't do much. Knocks off some of the surface crud, but I'm not impressed.

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Old 05-15-2019, 09:39 AM
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Save the ultrasonic cleaner for gold jewelry and non-salt water beach silver. A tumbler is a much better choice for dug coins.

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Old 05-17-2019, 09:21 PM
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I tried a ultrasonic cleaner on dug coins and it might knock off the loose dirt but it will not clean coins. I use a tumbler. Harbor Freight has one that isn't too expensive. I use a rotary one with two drums. My son uses a vibrating tumbler and has good luck with it. My credit union coin counter is quite selective in what it will accept so I have to make sure that my coins are nice and clean.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:13 PM
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I have a decent, "industrial" type ultrasonic cleaner. It works great for some things, but not great for cleaning crusty coins. I have cleaned some wheat pennies with it, and by the time it takes to clean the crud off, they start to get pitted, and end up worse than tumbling. I do like it for cleaning rusty stuff or jewelry, glasses, and other things.
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