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Old 02-10-2013, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by AceGVSU11 View post
I wish it had the same effect on my teeth!
Try soaking them in olive oil?

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Old 02-10-2013, 10:58 AM
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A soft toothbrush and toothpaste is one of the best jewelry cleaners there is.

I've used it on gold rings and watches for years. It works great!

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Old 02-20-2013, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by beephead View post
A soft toothbrush and toothpaste is one of the best jewelry cleaners there is.

I've used it on gold rings and watches for years. It works great!

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Good idea...I sort of remember that as a possibility...

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Try Barkeeper's Friend. It is $2 at Home Depot. Works perfectly on melt-value silver and common copper.

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Probably no more than fifty years in the ground did.
Very true! haha

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Acetone would have safely removed the glue residue along with any other organic matter. Acetone is non-reactive to silver. It would not have "polished" the coin.

I don't shine mine. I used to until I found that reduced to value to basically melt. Some may say that it's just a 1923 Peace dollar and only worth melt in that condition. A few years ago I would have heartily agreed. But there are varieties of the 1923 that collectors pay around $800 for XF. Fortunately this is not that variety, but there are many that base value on the date and mintmark alone. This could prove to be a costly assumption. I acquired an XF 1878 Morgan dollar a few years back and paid the XF price (around $40). It turned out to be one of the rarest die varieties and was worth $4000 in XF. I collect these varieties and so many have had their value cut drastically by a previous owner with an urge to see a shine.

Maverick you're free to do whatever you want with your coins ... they're yours to do with as you please. But I would be remiss if I didn't mention this. Knowledge is $$$$.

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Originally Posted by SilverShooter View post
Acetone would have safely removed the glue residue along with any other organic matter. Acetone is non-reactive to silver. It would not have "polished" the coin.

I don't shine mine. I used to until I found that reduced to value to basically melt. Some may say that it's just a 1923 Peace dollar and only worth melt in that condition. A few years ago I would have heartily agreed. But there are varieties of the 1923 that collectors pay around $800 for XF. Fortunately this is not that variety, but there are many that base value on the date and mintmark alone. This could prove to be a costly assumption. I acquired an XF 1878 Morgan dollar a few years back and paid the XF price (around $40). It turned out to be one of the rarest die varieties and was worth $4000 in XF. I collect these varieties and so many have had their value cut drastically by a previous owner with an urge to see a shine.

Maverick you're free to do whatever you want with your coins ... they're yours to do with as you please. But I would be remiss if I didn't mention this. Knowledge is $$$$.
Good info... thanks.

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Arm and Hammer toothpaste works great for cleaning Silver.
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