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Author Topic: Cleaning tip on provincial needed  (Read 927 times)

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67aiga7a

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Cleaning tip on provincial needed
« on: December 01, 2014, 02:41:04 pm »
Hi all,

The patina on the below coin is quite chipped and seems fragile, but there are few spots of soil left that I would love to remove. Will water or olive oil weaken the patina further if soaked, or shall I try mechanical removal or perhaps even seal it with ren wax and leave it as it is to prevent further damage  ??? ?

Thanks in advance!


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Re: Cleaning tip on provincial needed
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2014, 02:59:31 pm »
The patina is all that is preserving the details.  There is nothing to fix on the back and I would not even risk the front.  You could pop the whole centre part off trying to clean it.  It is pretty decent as is and fully identifiable.

Personally I would leave it.

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Re: Cleaning tip on provincial needed
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2014, 04:29:46 pm »
I agree with Shawn. Do not touch it!!!
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Re: Cleaning tip on provincial needed
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2014, 05:49:35 pm »
Thanks guys, it stays as it is :)

 

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