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Offline abcoin

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How to Proceed with this Crusty...
« on: October 06, 2010, 12:11:18 am »
I noticed there seem to be more questions about heavy encrustations on coins than usual, so here is mine.  I got this coin a while back as a "Greek Uncleaned".  After the initial scrub I knew this one was going to be a tough one, so I soaked it in Biox Conservation Liquid, which seemed to help, though raw coin is showing in places.  Some detail is showing; the scans aren't superb, but you can discern a collar on the first picture.  So, given that, I'd like to get some opinions on how to proceed- other than electrolysis.  No matter what, I know the results won't be great, but I believe that there is an attributable coin under the crust.  Ideas?

Offline driekus

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Re: How to Proceed with this Crusty...
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 10:16:55 am »
Ive had excellent luck using alkaline gun oil and mechanical cleaning to deal with coins like this.

 

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