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    Coin Cleaning Tests Wich one works the best for bulk cleaning.

    I have decided to try some different ways to clean coins in bulk
    here is a pic of some of the coins and tokens to be used in the test.
    if you have an Ideah or way you clean coins please post it.

    Togather we can figure out the best way to clean coins.
    Thanks Ima
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    Re: Coin Cleaning Tests Wich one works the best for bulk cleaning.

    test one
    tumbling them in a tumbler with the fallowing

    test 1 dry beach sand in the tumbler
    test 2 rice hull in the tumbler
    ill post the fallow up in a few days.

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    Re: Coin Cleaning Tests Wich one works the best for bulk cleaning.

    After 4-1/2 years of retirement and metal detecting, I had over 80 pounds of clad coins. When the bank counted them, but wouldn't take them, even though they were washed and dried, I put them in a cement mixer. Being sure to keep the pennies as a batch and clad silver as second batch. The magic formula that finally worked was that the cement mixer was filled with a #50 bag of sandbox sand from Home Depot, 5-gallons of water, and a small sample box of Cheer laundry soap. Two hours of tumbling got all the coins looking shiny and "new" looking. Rinsing the coins with clear water, I scattered them over 3 kingsize cotton sheets, and being sure that the coins don't touch each other. If they touch when they're wet, the touch points turn back to BLACK....

    The second visit to the bank's lobby coin counter got them counted and accepted. When the cashier asked if I wanted to deposit the amount, I politely said, "NO, I'll take $849.20 in cash, please."

    Bill
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    Re: Coin Cleaning Tests Wich one works the best for bulk cleaning.

    Hey Bill,

    It looks like yout doing quite well with your retirement!

    I just rince mine to get the surface dirt off and then take them to the bank and drop them in the coin counter (free to customers). It makes a whole lot of racket but it counts them and then spits out a recipt which I take to the counter and have the teller put that amount in my account, it works great!!

    "To the digger, begets the spoils. . . "

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    Re: Coin Cleaning Tests Wich one works the best for bulk cleaning.

    Great idea Ima! I am still in awe of Bill's post! Wow!! Thanks for sharing and ummmm hope you leave some coins for the rest of us! lol I love your response to the bank! rofl

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    Dec 2006
    West Virginia
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    Re: Coin Cleaning Tests Wich one works the best for bulk cleaning.


    I don't know about 80 lbs , but I bought a rock tumbler from harbour freight for $ 29.99 or thereabouts . I also use Ant's formula . I'd have to go back & check my notes to be sure , but I think
    it is something like this & pennies are tumbled seperate from clad . 1 large handful of coins , 1 large
    handful of pool sand , 2 large handfulls of aquarium gravel , 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid & 1
    teaspoon of ammonia . after putting all this in the tumbler you add enough water to cover everything .
    I usually let the tumbler run for two hours & the coins come out nice & clean . I have my tumbler
    running through a timer so I don't have to remember when to turn it off . After I bought the tumbler
    I saw harbour freight run a sale on the same one for & 19.99 . Mine is a 3 lb tumbler with one barrel ,
    You can also buy one with two barrels for $ 10.00 more & clean twice as much at one time .

 

 

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