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« on: August 08, 2011, 01:58:11 am »

I can't tell if this coin is done or if I should keep going?  Either the patina is quite dark, or there is still a lot of dirt on it.  Rather than continue and potentially cause death and destruction, I thought I better make myself stop...
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011, 06:04:55 am »

There could still be a thin layer of clay on it from the looks, but I would stop where you are. The whole point of cleaning a coin (at least for me) is to be able to properly identify it without ruining it. Looks like that is where you are. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2011, 06:15:35 pm »

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