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Coin Care & New Scanner 12 Aug 2013 23:54 #758

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Got a new printer / scanner the other day and I was able to finally try out the scanning feature in hi res. I ran both of these images at 1200 dpi and scaled them down to about 50%. The top photo is before Coin Care and the second photo is after.

Here is what the manufacturer has to say about Coin Care:

Coin Care was designed to be used on mint state or proof coins and is efficient on AU and slightly used coins. Coin Care restores the luster and removes the tarnish, environmental and petroleum contaminants that have accumulated. Coin Care can be used on gold, silver, nickel, copper, brass and bronze and does not give your coins that "dipped" look.

Coin Care does not change the color of your coin but does remove oxidation contamination and tarnish. Coin Care will restore the nature aesthetic of the original substrate.

Coin Care is not a dip based product and will not work by dipping your coin. Apply Coin Care directly to the coin or use a Q-Tip in Coin Care and gently apply to the coin. Allow a few seconds for Coin Care to penetrate the contamination of the coin the gently "massage" the surface of the coin with the Q-Tip which has been soaked in Coin Care.

Always do a few "test coins" to become familiar with how the product works and make sure you like the results. Coin Care leaves a residual protective film. Any excess may be removed with a dry cloth.


Coin Care On eBay:

rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0...02099&mtid=824&kw=lg

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Coin Care & New Scanner 13 Aug 2013 10:40 #759

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The rim has lots more detail and the date is defintly bolder. It also improved the green on the cheek and bottom feathers. On the negitive side the head band and ribbon seem less pronounced, but that could be because the dirt build up made if just look more pronounced before cleaning??

Over all I would say it is a great improvement and a winner. Do you think soaking it in olive oil for a day and drying it would give it some luster and depth?
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Coin Care & New Scanner 14 Aug 2013 22:28 #774

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I'll do some more of these later. I think it really helps the coins.

I have soaked them in olive oil before (sometimes for years) and it really doesn't seem to do a whole lot from what I can tell.

If someone else has before and after photos of olive oil cleaning I would love to see them posted on this thread.
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Coin Care & New Scanner 14 Aug 2013 22:32 #775

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Here is an eBay link to the scanner I used as well...and by the way this printer prints awesome photos wirelessly straight from your cell phone.

rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0...02099&mtid=824&kw=lg
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Coin Care & New Scanner 15 Aug 2013 11:29 #779

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Never thought about scanning a coin on my printer. Gonna have to try it! Thanks for the tip!
The Coin Care'd after photo shows a definite improvement IMO.

As far as olive oil, its a waste of time and olive oil in my experience.
Though i keep hearing people using it, must be something there. Maybe i did it wrong somehow or used the wrong kind of olive oil? :S

I just soap wash sometimes gently with a soft tooth brush depending on the coin, rinse, dry, keep the patina and call it a day. If i ever sell any coins, i'll let the buyer worry about cleaning.
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Coin Care & New Scanner 16 Aug 2013 10:49 #792

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I agree that olive oil does not clean a coin at all but it do think it makes it look brighter/richer/fuller. Just looks better.
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Coin Care & New Scanner 18 Aug 2013 10:28 #798

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Speaking of cleaning coins,
here's a coin cleaning article explaining some techniques i never heard of.

treasuredigger.net/articles/134/1/Cleani...Detectors/Page1.html

Here a summary of the coin cleaning methods:
1. Soak the coin in distilled water and then freeze it.
2. Coat the coin with Elmers white glue, let dry then peel it off the coin.
3. Arm & Hammer washing soda, aluminum foil and boiling water(electrolysis?).

Think i'll try these on some old dateless wheats.

Anyone use, try or heard of any of these cleaning methods?
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