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    Mr. X

    Apr 2017
    Ohio
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    How do get this green crud off my coins?

    How do you clean this green crud off of coins without hurting the coin?
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    Any help would be great. Thank you. Digger X
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    Chris

    Mar 2017
    Finger Lakes, NY
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    Depends on the coin material. I can't really tell, what are they?
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  3. #3
    us
    Jun 2012
    Elizabeth, PA
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    There is some great information at metal detecting world.com about cleaning and preserving coins. It's tough when they are that bad. Good luck!!!

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
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    us
    Oct 2016
    Vermont
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    If they are copper coins, maybe try hot peroxide on them. Put a cup with peroxide (without coins in the cup) in the microwave for 40 seconds. Drop the coins in & let them fizz for a while (5-10 minutes). Take them out every 5-10 minutes, dry them off, see what they look like (if you don't like the way they look put them back again), until you are satisfied. After peroxide you may have to wash remaining green stuff off

    Did this with this crusty Indian Head Cent.

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    If they are not copper coins, DO NOT put them in peroxide!
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    Mr. X

    Apr 2017
    Ohio
    Garrett Ace 250, MD 1030 Gold Digger ll. Deteknix Xpointer Huntmate pinpointer.
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    Not really sure, the small one is the same size as a nickel buy thin, copper, the bigger one is a world's Fair coin Maryland something 19?2 green crap is blocking most of the front, on the back it talks about the Line State. Not sure what it's made out of, it's heavy same size as a quarter and just as thick. It showed "Quarter" on my detector so that's not much help, lol Thx

  6. #6

    Dec 2015
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    Vinegar works pretty good.

  7. #7
    us
    Feb 2005
    MI USA
    Ace 400, AT Pro, equinox 800, Simplex
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    Tater treatment - Stick them in a potato overnight, wash with toothbrush.

  8. #8
    ca
    Oct 2009
    East Dirtyville
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    vinegar and potatoes....sounds like a plate of French fries


    peroxide won't hurt your coins too much, that sounds like a sensible solution
    I'm addicted to brake fluid and feel I can stop at any time.

  9. #9

    Dec 2015
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    I forgot it is vinegar and salt.
    https://sciencebob.com/clean-pennies-with-vinegar/

  10. #10

    May 2017
    Rochester ny
    At pro
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    Lemon juice works great also. Just let them soak a couple hours and wipe of with a cloth

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  11. #11

    Feb 2020
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    For your information, It is vinegar and salt which are commonly used for taking out rust from coins. Vinegar is a base and learn more about how it works at: https://science4fun.info/acids-and-basis/

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    Can you dig it.

    Dec 2016
    NH
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    Quote Originally Posted by abdulwahabmalik View Post
    For your information, It is vinegar and salt which are commonly used for taking out rust from coins. Vinegar is a base and learn more about how it works at: https://science4fun.info/acids-and-basis/
    Vinegar is NOT a base. Did you sign up to treasure net just for this reply?

 

 

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