thanks for the input
for some odd reason I have come across several coins from different sellers that are coated with something?
...after never having this issue before
I thought it was wax at first but am not so sure at the moment
I buy coins that I think I can improve and whatever was put on them was put on over things I would remove - yes they may have looked nice for presentation at one point but I think I can do better - 1st clue was they didn't stay wet very long
some of them seem to be coated in lacquer, ugh but still
worth taking a crack
at - this is more problematic than wax - it seems to be very old
I am surely concerned about using things that aren't so nice on those (or to me) and will keep that in mind as I try other approaches before breaking down and trying paint thinner or nail polish remover or .....?
I did try hot water w soap and then rubbing alcohol on the couple of coins that I think have renwax on them - didn't budge
I might try boiling in a separate pot
for problematic coins like these
if they work
out I will post pics but who knows when that might be