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  1. #1

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    Simple way to clean your orange-red brown corroded nickels

    This might work on nickel three-cent coins, too.

    Fatty Indian heads, too? They are ~12% nickel.


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    I tried the GOJO and got this results with a V-Nickel.

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    Last edited by ken135; Dec 15, 2019 at 11:38 AM.

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    Thank you for sharing!
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    Unfortunately I can’t get the video to play, but I’m assuming you just rub the nickels with the Gojo?

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    I tried this with a few nickels and am happy with the results. The fist two I tried had some greenish oxidation in addition to the red. They still cleaned up but the coins where pitted and rough. The second two I did only had the red oxidation and came out much nicer than the first two. I'm very happy with how the 1926 Buff came out, big improvement!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjvalleyhunter View Post
    Unfortunately I can’t get the video to play, but I’m assuming you just rub the nickels with the Gojo?
    Let your coins soak in GoJo overnight, then gently rub them. Repeat until they are clean. I used a q-tip to clean the details.
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    Sometimes that can devalue a coin...but if its not too valuable a coin that would be good choice

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    Squirrel- thanks for the Q-tip suggestion. Works really well.


    Tried this Gojo on an Eagle cent. These coins had ~12% nickel. Results were not as good as what I've seen with nickel coins.

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    Was able to get better results with three cent (trickel) coins.

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    Another Three cent (Trickel)

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    This took about two weeks of soaking with GOJO and rubbing gently with a Q-tip.

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    Coin was slightly bent right side.
    Last edited by ken135; Feb 19, 2020 at 02:59 PM.
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    Nice job just dont do key dates
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    Really, great results. I'll try it. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    Nice job just dont do key dates
    Do you recommend not doing anything to coins with keys dates? Thx
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    What about an 1866 shield nickel that is still somewhat shiny underneath?

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    Sphillips - Smokeythecat - to clean or not to clean? If it was a real valuable coin (>$1000), I might take it to a professional coin cleaner and get their opinion.
    But it is what it is.... A damaged coin. Many coins come back from professional graders as "Environmentally Damaged". Cannot be graded.
    I guess the metal leaches out of the coins microscopically while in the ground leaving small holes.
    Personally, I like to see the coin and not the corrosion. A worn down coin with some details is preferred than a corroded one with no details.
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