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Offline okidoki

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1e Cleaning attempt
« on: February 03, 2016, 09:23:06 am »
Hello Coin friends,

I bought this coin at an auction, some time ago.
with a good hint from Frans i got myself a microscope.

its not ready but almost i guess.

1e as bought
2e as now
3e CNG example.

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Re: 1e Cleaning attempt
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 09:42:00 am »
You have done a fine cleaning job on your coin Oki.  +++

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Re: 1e Cleaning attempt
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2016, 11:31:42 am »
Very nice!
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Re: 1e Cleaning attempt
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2016, 11:44:13 am »
thank you both,

maybe better to move it here.

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Re: 1e Cleaning attempt
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2016, 01:48:27 pm »
Excellent job.  It looks great now.  Vivid green patina with some of the light earth remaining. 

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Re: 1e Cleaning attempt
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2016, 04:45:50 am »
In my opinion the right time to stop. The remaining sand enhances contrast and does not obscure any details.
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Re: 1e Cleaning attempt
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2016, 09:18:31 am »
thx, Shawn and Andreas,

i agree, now getting a good picture for this nice coin.
that will be a next project for me.
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Re: 1e Cleaning attempt
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2016, 03:14:32 pm »
Yes, I suppose it is about done and you have started on bronze, which requires a delicate hand. Have you tried sanding the flat areas with sandpaper 800? You need tiny pieces, which I hold down with a flattened wooden pick. The result can be quite enhancing.
I'll show some silver ones which I have tried my hand on.


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Re: 1e Cleaning attempt
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2016, 03:27:51 pm »
Thank you Frans,
I could try that, with such a close up picture, you can see the sandgranes
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