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    Last week I was at my fatherís house snooping around in his basement. Itís an old house that used to have a coal furnace. The basement is filled with all kinds of junk, so anyway Iím looking around and in the corner of the old coal bin I find this cloth bag full of coins. They were so dirty and grimey I couldnít make out what they were. I cleaned a couple of them up and turns out those two coins were a Morgan Silver Dollar and a Walking Liberty half Dollar. How amazingÖthere must be 50 Ė 60 coins in this bag. Anybody know an easy way to clean up these coins. I used steel wool because soap couldnít penetrate this grime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coinjewelry View Post
    Last week I was at my father’s house snooping around in his basement. It’s an old house that used to have a coal furnace. The basement is filled with all kinds of junk, so anyway I’m looking around and in the corner of the old coal bin I find this cloth bag full of coins. They were so dirty and grimey I couldn’t make out what they were. I cleaned a couple of them up and turns out those two coins were a Morgan Silver Dollar and a Walking Liberty half Dollar. How amazing…there must be 50 – 60 coins in this bag. Anybody know an easy way to clean up these coins. I used steel wool because soap couldn’t penetrate this grime.
    Oh god no please do not use steel wool!!!! They will be ruined. Can you atleast make out dates on them?

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    I can t make out dates. how about jewelry cleaner or goo gone?

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    You typically want to never clean coins. But if they are older and just worth 'melt', then you can try something like this: Clean Coins - How to Clean Your Collectible and U.S. Coins - Cleaning Advice

    However, cleaning coins can cause more damage then good. The problem is I am trying to figure out why they are so dirty if they were all in a bag. Are they worn out badly?
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    I can t make out dates. how about jewelry cleaner or goo gone?

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    Thanks for the tip....I didn't realize you had to take such care in cleaning the coins. I don't know what happened to these coins but I'll let you know how it turns out after I clean them.

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    still waiting,an have you gone back an check any more?

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    YIPES....

    That was scary..

 

 

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