Jul 11, 2012, 08:56 AM
HEy how do you guys clean dug up coin?
Jul 11, 2012 08:56 AM
Jul 11, 2012, 09:23 AM
depends on the age of coin( mainly whether or not key date or clad) and what is all over it. Pic would be nice.
Jul 11, 2012, 08:35 PM
It's just clad from the ground but little girls would like to see it clean.
Jul 12, 2012, 07:17 AM
Seeker of Fortune
I use a rock tumbler. I fill it about 2/3 full of coins, then fill with tap water. Usually 6 to10 hours of tumbling will do it.
Seperate the copper coins from the others or the clad coins and nickels will turn orange.
Don't attempt to clean collectible coins!!!
Use this method only on spendable coins.
Jul 12, 2012, 08:48 AM
You could try freezing it in distilled water and then break it out of the ice. Repeat until as clean as the ice can make it. Some museums do this to clean specimens.
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Jul 12, 2012, 09:00 AM
Jul 28, 2012, 06:10 PM
Just leave in a pocket and run through washer and dryer. Clads look good as new or as best you can make them.
Aug 22, 2012, 06:14 PM
Mixture of baking soda and water works pretty well...make a paste, rub it in and wipe it off...not too bad...Shorty