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Offline Nathaniel N2

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Bronze Disease Example
« on: November 22, 2022, 01:16:27 pm »
As far as I know, I've never come across Bronze disease. Now I have the chance to acquire this coin here but it looks like it has bronze disease. I'm willing to give it a go to restore the piece but I want to confirm what this might be.

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Re: Bronze Disease Example
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2022, 03:55:33 pm »
99% certain that is bronze disease.  (One can never be 100% sure from a photo.)

The bright green appears to be powdery.  The dark red is often associated with previous outbreaks of BD.

On the bright side it does look save-able.

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Re: Bronze Disease Example
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2022, 09:00:55 pm »
In my opinion, that is almost certainly BD.

If you do get the coin and control the spread, dry it really well with heat and consider a light coat of renwax.
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Re: Bronze Disease Example
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2022, 11:19:44 am »
I was thinking of a comprehensive cleaning. It could use it overall. The Bronze disease is just one more thing to treat.

 

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