Cleaning Old Coins

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Max Metals
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Cleaning Old Coins

Postby Max Metals » 02 April 2017

Every time someone mentions cleaning coins, the collectors all jump in with a panicked "never clean a coin!" What a crock. Most coins are not collectible coins, and what most of us want to know is the most efficient way to cleaning a load of common coins, not a few collectibles, without damaging them. Right now I'm in possession of about 100 pounds of quarters that I've saved over the years. I want to clean them so that I can start distributing them to the kids. All I want to know is the fastest, easiest way of cleaning them and shining them up for when I hand them over. Value is not an issue here... nor is it in almost every case when this question comes up.

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Re: Cleaning Old Coins

Postby Allenby » 07 April 2017

doesnt this screw up the value of the coin?i think there are better ways to do this, right ...? or just not do it at all? i dont mess with my coins, i keep em as is... there have been a few silver ones ive cleaned but i talked to a professional about that. as far as getting dates back tho, i dont know much.

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Re: Cleaning Old Coins

Postby MetalsZone » 25 April 2017

Max Metals wrote:Every time someone mentions cleaning coins, the collectors all jump in with a panicked "never clean a coin!" What a crock. Most coins are not collectible coins, and what most of us want to know is the most efficient way to cleaning a load of common coins, not a few collectibles, without damaging them. Right now I'm in possession of about 100 pounds of quarters that I've saved over the years. I want to clean them so that I can start distributing them to the kids. All I want to know is the fastest, easiest way of cleaning them and shining them up for when I hand them over. Value is not an issue here... nor is it in almost every case when this question comes up.


If it is real silver get a cup and put a piece of foil in bottom. Then boil a a bit of water and pour it in. Finally quickly add baking soda and swirl it around until water cools to touch. Now just reach in and grab your clean silver.


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