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Old 03-29-2020, 10:00 AM
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Hallo all.

Certainly it has already happened to many of you that you have found a coin totally destroyed and coated with a strong oxidant crust.


I wouldn't even call it cleaning,
more like revealing the relief.

Be sure not to use well-preserved coins!
I recommend only if
that the coin is totally K.O. and we don't
what to lose.

Strong oxidation crust with admixture
other particles of packed soil
literally eats holes in the coin
and the coin is already irreversible
damaged.

Provided the coin can no longer be saved,
but at least you want to know what's under the crust behind the relief,
or be angry about the interesting coin you found,
but unfortunately in totally dead state :-D

Then you can try this procedure ...

I will use for the coins I estimate
that they are 2 hellers Franz Joseph 1.
So I hope there will be a year
1892, make me pretty angry :-D

Needs:
- Flame source - for me propane burner
-Source of quenching water
-metal wire brush, or its equivalent,
I will use steel wool.
- I recommend Jar, who makes thick foam
and you will not scrub coins "dry"
only in water.

If we're lucky
and not drilled holes
to the era, so we'll find out
and thus i
number of excavations in a given year ...


Here is link to video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccjizyh5Rmc


I wish you many preserved findings
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:58 PM
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Nice result!

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Old 04-01-2020, 11:40 PM
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That came out nice. What types of metals have your tried this on?

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Old 04-05-2020, 01:54 PM
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I usually use this method for heller coins such as Franz Joseph I. Which is tin, copper, zinc. I think she could also use it on copper and brass. Certainly not soft metals like tin, lead, aluminum, silver.
I'm glad it helps someone
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