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Old 07-25-2009, 11:58 AM
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Default A Great Method For Cleaning Your Buffalo/Shield Nickels!

Here is a link for cleaning those red nickles. Buffalo/Shield nickels that will amaze you!

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Old 07-30-2009, 02:25 AM
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Looks promising! I'll have to try it with some Jeff's i've got sitting around.

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This method will remove the black/red. I gave it a shot on a war nickle I had and it cleaned up pretty nice. After cleaning it left the nickle a kinda of a slate/dull color. Just don't leave them in the solution to long. I would say just long enough to get cleaned up. ":what ever amount of time that is" Just keep an eye on them. Don't clean any coins that you might want to sale!

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Dave is correct... if the coin has any value, beyond just being 'neat', do NOT use this method... cleaning kills all collector value. RickO
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Default I just found a V nickle !!

I was out with a buddy near a VERY old house and found a V nickle 1 inch down next to a big tree.. I cant make out none of the marking except the V with the wreaths... I have to clean it to try and see a date.. I hope its from the 1800s as this will be my first.. The coin is BADLY tarnished and I just put it in the sauce and Now I am hoping for the best.. I am new to the game for the most part and wondering if the whole electrolysis is bad for the coins too?
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I have seen that method used before with great results. Just havent found anything to try it on yet...LOL

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