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Justin W
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« on: November 24, 2019, 01:36:45 pm »

Hello everyone, I am soon receiving a large amount of Uncleaned coins from a forum auction. I thought it would be cool to share my progress on the coins when I receive them since there is not much activity on the Uncleaned board. I will post the sellers photos and will post more when I receive the coins.
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 06:41:05 pm »

I like the idea! Please do update.
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 07:03:46 pm »

I sure will Chris, the coins should come this week so expect an update soon!
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 07:47:23 pm »

I had hours of fun years ago with ďuncleaned lotĒ. You could also make some experimentations : a certain number soaking in DW, others in olive oil...and analyse the difference between different technique of cleaning. Good luck !
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2019, 12:54:01 pm »

I just picked up a lot as well so it will be interesting comparing results with you Justin.   
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2019, 01:05:18 pm »

Hi blayne, I look forward to seeing your cleaning progress as well!

Best Regards,
Justin
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2019, 10:32:36 am »

Justin how have you been cleaning your coins so far?

I just received my set yesterday and split them into groups of approximately 15 coins.  Going to try different methods on each of them to see what works best for me.  I have probably 500 uncleaned coins previously purchased that basically have gotten the DW and scrubbing process which I think ultimately will work the best but I want to experiment. Smiley


So far I have started three groups on the cleaning process.

One set I soaked in hot water for 30 minutes, light scrub, resoaked in hot water, rescrubbed and now soaking in DW.

The second package.  I dry scrubbed with a toothbrush loosening dirt and its now soaking in DW.

The third set I used Spit N Polish from [REMOVED BY ADMIN] to soften the dirt, Then scrubbed with a toothbrush and its now soaking in DW.

Future packages I plan to use Gringotts, Pre Lim Surface Cleaner, possibly boiling? plus any other options or opinions.  

My goal is not to wreck or ruin the coins so wont really try anything too drastic.  (As I work at a Car dealership I have been given lots of advise from our Technicians and Detail shop about chemicals they can get their hands on that they think would clean the coins right up.)
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2019, 10:44:27 am »

Hey Blayne unfortunately my coins are still in customs which is weird. But Iím happy to hear you go your coins, I also plan on splitting my coins into groups as well based on how much encrustations they have on them. I will be using gringotts, vulpex, and distilled water. I personally stay away from chemicals unless Iím dealing with silver.

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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2019, 11:02:59 am »

Yikes on the customs.... Mine got here quick, just 16 days.
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2020, 08:28:16 pm »

Hello, sorry for the late update to thread, but I just got the coins. My first observations is they are in quite good condition and will clean well. I am starting off by an overnight soak in distilled water and vulpex. I will share my progress as I split the coins into different groups after initial soak.

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Justin
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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2020, 12:21:07 pm »

I am interested in seeing how this turns out since I haven't bought any 'uncleaned' coins in 15 or more years since I think it is generally a scam

please keep us updated!

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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2020, 03:13:08 pm »

I'll keep my eye on this thread, something about seeing an uncleaned coin being cleaned that is just fascinating especially when you see the finished coin. Nothing more rewarding
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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2020, 03:46:59 pm »

I have an update on this batch of coins. The quality of most of them that Iíve cleaned so far have been not that great. Also Iíve been getting most of the usual suspects from this batch like fallen horseman and camp gates. With most of the coins being ae 4ís. Despite all of this I have an exciting coin to share which I did NOT get from the batch above. I cleaned a coin which was from another supplier whose uncleaned coins always surprise me. The coin below is Ulpia Severina which made me so excited because Iíve only cleaned coins with emperors on them.
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2020, 05:31:16 pm »

Looks like you have done a great job on that one.  What was your process on that one?   Mine are still soaking and getting the odd brush.   My next goal is to start separating them into groups based on condition and perceived ease of cleaning.   Though I do get distracted with my other coins that I have bought and need to identify.
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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2020, 06:05:43 pm »

I soaked it with distilled water and then i brushed it. Thankfully the dirt on the coin was quite soft so it came off easily.
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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2020, 06:09:34 pm »

Thats awesome, nice when they work out that nice.
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