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Offline CyberborikuaTopic starter
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« on: April 16, 2011, 07:59:19 pm »
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Today it was a rainy day in Chicago. Cold and windy for a change  No no!. I could not go out for a hunt so I looked at several videos and info online on cleaning coins because I recently posted on a 1917 Mercury dime I found with a heavy coat of dirt and green algae for being submerged in a small lake for many years. Some good folks in this forum suggested the usual electrolysis, baking soda, vinegar, ammonia, tumbler, etc. Even GD suggested using aquarium snails and microbes to eat the algae (Very ingenious indeed. I need to try that later  Idea). Well, I found that making an electrolysis kit is rather simple and gathered what I needed to make one: a 6-12v phone adapter (we have some in the house), a metal washer, a plastic bowl, distilled water, and salt. I also read about making a baking soda paste to remove the black tarnish on silver coins. So, a rainy day, nothing else to do, let's clean that ugly looking Merc. The pictures below speak by themselves. I first applied electrolysis for a few minutes. That removed the dirt/algae coat, but not the black tarnish. I tried ammonia, vinegar, and soap. Nothing worked as well as the Baking Soda did. The paste immediately removed the black tarnish and the Mercury came to life, from the ashes like the phoenix bird! I was astonished by how quick my dilemma was resolved with two simple solutions. The Merc is ready to join the other three I previously found. They also received a baking soda wash and all look shiny, like new minted ones! And they all live happily forever. The End.

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2011, 08:42:25 pm »
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Very cool. You have shown a very good presantation. I'll send you my coins,lol. Great job! Clapp

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2011, 09:02:31 pm »
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Sure, send them over!  Devil Return not guaranteed though Funny

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2011, 09:11:19 pm »
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Well done. Detecting really nice

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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012, 11:21:47 pm »
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You can substitute baking soda for the salt in your electrolysis bath, it should help clean the coins while under electrolysis. your dime looks gorgeous now for sure!

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2012, 08:24:41 am »
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Give this a Try some time.    It works good .

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how to remove tarnish and clean silver coins, bars, or jewelry


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You can substitute baking soda for the salt in your electrolysis bath, it should help clean the coins while under electrolysis. your dime looks gorgeous now for sure!


Yes, I have used baking soda too and it works good as you pointed out!  Wink

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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2012, 11:34:26 am »
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Coin collectors will probably say never go and clean a coin - it takes away a lot of the value of it. However, with as far gone as that dime was, I probably wouldn't care and would have done what you did anyway. Nice job!
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2012, 11:52:17 am »
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Myself I would never clean a coin of any suspect values any way any how.

But comon silver looks good clean.

The Foil and Baking soda trick works good to loose the Sulfides.

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Thanks, Cyber, for showing us your process.  Very cool!  A good way to pass a rainy day.        Detecting

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