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TABOO, IT'S COIN CLEANING !
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PURIST'S DONT GO ANY FURTHER.........
NUMISMATISTS CLOSE YOUR EYES !!
WE ALL HAVE OLD STINKERS IN THE BACK OF THE CUPBOARD, COINS THAT ARE JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE OLD TOP DRAWER COLLECTION !!!!

CLEANING IS A TABOO SUBJECT, SOME DO! AND SOME DONT!   GET THE MOST FROM YOUR STINKERS, BUT DONT DO THIS TO YOUR GOOD STUFF !!!

YOU HEARD IT A MILLION TIMES DONT CLEAN COINS, JUST LEAVE THEM ALONE !!!! HOW MANY DIRTY COINS DO YOU SEE IN THE TOP AUCTION HOUSES ???     SOME REBELS DOING IT.........
JUST REMEMBER WE CLEAN ALL OUR COIN'S.....WE EVEN HAVE TREATMENT'S FOR GOLD AND TIN !!!   HOW MANY DIRTY COIN'S HAVE YOU SEEN IN MUSEUM'S ???   "SAY NO MORE"!!!
JUST HAD THIS HENRY 7th GROAT UP , THE MIDDLE'S ARE WEAK AND LOOKS LIKE ITS BEEN NEAR SOME HEAT ONE SIDE OR SITTING ON A POURUS BRICK !!! ITS A BIT FLAT ,NOT WORTH GOING IN THE COLLECTION SO IM GOING TO FRY IT !!! SORRY, I'M GOING TO GET THE MOST FROM THIS COIN......ONCE AGAIN DONT DO THIS TO YOUR PRIDE AND JOY !!!!!
LET'S   DO   IT ........
WARM WATER,LEMON JUICE 5 TEA SPOONS(DEPENDS WHAT FINISH YOU WANT) +2 TEA SPOON SALT.....STIR WELL !
MAKE YOUR OWN OUT OF A 9 VOLT BATTERY ! (EASY TO DO, GO ON NET TO FIND OUT !!) OR BUY ONE FOR ABOUT £20   OR CHEAPER.......
THE COINS PUT INTO THE SOLUTION AND THE POWERS ON !.........KEEP TAKING IT OUT AND CHECK ,YOUR NOT OVER DOING IT !!!!! WASH IT UNDER THE TAP (USING A TOOTHBRUSH, TO WIPE THE CRUDE OFF !!) THEN STICK IT BACK INTO THE SOLUTION......KEEP AN EYE ON IT THOUGH..........
YOU GET A GREAT BAD EGG SMELL AS YOU DO THIS .....SO IF YOU GOT GUEST'S ROUND POINT OUT ITS THE COIN AND NOT YOU......IT STINX !!!!
THIS IS THE FIRST SESSION......LOOK AT THE CRAP COMING OFF IT !!! 500 YEARS WORTH..........
LITTLE LOVE FROM THE TOOTH BRUSH, UNDER THE TAP AND BACK INTO THE SOLUTION !!!!! KEEP CHECKING IT......YOU DONT WANT IT TO FRY.......
AFTER EACH SESSION IN THE SOLUTION,WASH UNDER TAP AND GO GENTLY WITH THAT BRUSH !!!! YOU CAN USE A LITTLE WASHING UP LIQUID IF YOU WANT TO GET THAT CRUDE OFF !!
4 GO'ES IN !!!, AND I DONT WANT TO GO ANY FURTHER AS THE COLOUR CHANGE MIGHT BE TOO MUCH FOR ME TO TONE DOWN........PLUS IM CLOSE TO GETTING BURN MARKS.....TOO MUCH FRYING !!!!
THATS WHY YOU MUST KEEP CHECKING.....YOU DONT WANT A BURNT COIN !!!! YOU CAN NOW SEE WHATS GOING ON AS THE CRUDE HAS COME OFF   !!!!
NEXT.....IM GOING TO PUT THE COIN OVER THE CANDLE....I DONT WANT TO HEAT OR BURN THE COIN , SO QUICKLY IN AND OUT.....YOU WANT IT BLACK !!! REAL BLACK.......THEN TOP TIP "LET IT GO COLD" DONT DO THE NEXT STEP WARM......(THE COIN MUST BE ROOM TEMP !!!!)
MOVE IT OVER THE FLAME QUICK'LY ,I DONT WANT ANY HEAT ON THE COIN.........
BOTH SIDES......JET BLACK !!!!
AT THIS STAGE THE COIN IS NOW COLD (ROOM TEMP !!) THERE IS JUST SOOT FROM THE CANDLE ON THE COIN FACE !!!
RUB BOTH SIDES OF COIN WITH VASELINE...
I LIKE THIS BIT !!!
THEN BIT BY BIT (USING A TISSUE ) RUB THE COIN VERY GENTLY UNTIL YOU HAVE THE FINISH YOU WANT....SOME PEOPLE LIKE THEM DARK SOME LIGHT !!! THE CHOICE IS YOURS...........

YES THE COINS A STINKER BUT NOW AT LEAST YOU CAN SHOW IT !! PLUS THERES NO ABRASION TO THE SURFACE OF THE COIN.......
NOT A BAD COIN REALLY FOR AN OLD STINKER !!!
AS I SAID ,SOME CLEAN, SOME DONT ! .....THIS COIN WAS'NT GONNA SET THE WORLD ON FIRE AS IT WAS !!.....I WOULD HAVE JUST PUT IT AWAY AND FORGOT ABOUT IT !!!
AS IT STANDS NOW ,I CAN SEE WHATS GOING ON ! AND THAT OLD HENRY THE 8th WOULD HAVE USED THIS HENRY THE 7th AS SOME OF HIS FIRST COINAGE 1509-26.   NOW SINCE IVE CLEANED IT, I CAN SEE THE PORTCULLIS CROWNED MINT MARK WHICH OLD HENRY THE 7th DIDNT HAVE ON HE'S COINS.......

SO TO ME ,IT WAS WORTH CLEANING !!!! AND TO THE PURIST YOU JUST HAD A STROKE !!!!............
P.S JUST WHEN THINGS COULD'NT GET MUCH WORSE......I FORGOT TO SAY , TO START WITH I DIPPED IT IN BOILING WATER AND PUT IT BETWEEN TWO PIECES OF WOOD TO HIT IT AND FLATTEN IT !!! MAKE SURE THE COIN IS IN TISSUE WHEN YOU DO THIS.......
THERE'S LOAD'S OF CLEANING TIP'S AND A SECTION ON WEBSITE 2........HAVE A LOOK !!!