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    Metal Detecting collection

    Recently I got the privilege of meeting my half sisters grandparents. Her grandfather was an avid Detectorist for decades. Long story short I've volunteered to help organize and identify what I can. Right now am overwhelmed at all the different tokens and medals. Ill try to update this with my discoveries as I go.

    I have a couple of questions:

    First are there any references that would be help me identify tokens and medals?

    Second is that some of these finds are covered in crud and I dont want to destroy anything. I've heard for example that I can soak copper and brass in olive oil to loosen up the dirt and kill verdigris(I hope this is true as I've got about 10$ in wheatback and indian cents soaking now). Some of these finds are silver, aluminum, or other alloys.
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