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Uncle Bob

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Re: I desperately want to clean this coin - but I DAREN'T!!!
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2018, 12:32:21 AM »
Cheers guys!  Comments appreciated.

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Re: I desperately want to clean this coin - but I DAREN'T!!!
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2018, 10:08:27 PM »
Wow!!!
You dig?




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Re: I desperately want to clean this coin - but I DAREN'T!!!
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2018, 05:02:53 PM »
Congratulations on your lovely silver find there Bob. Great to see Scottish coins recovered and saved from the plough.
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Re: I desperately want to clean this coin - but I DAREN'T!!!
« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2018, 09:47:30 PM »
Beautiful coin Uncle Bob. I’d feel the same, just a little clean, couldn’t resist. You’ve been at it long enough to know how to do it, go on, you know you want to.  ;)


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Re: I desperately want to clean this coin - but I DAREN'T!!!
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2018, 03:35:31 PM »
Don't attempt to clean the coin.

QUOTE FROM ONE OF MY BLOGS

"I don't know where I first read it, but there's a great piece of advice in a saying that tells us that cleaning coins is like marriage and shouldn't be embarked on lightly. Or have I just made that up? Translated, that simply means DON'T DO IT! It's far better to have a dirty coin with it's original patina, than have one that is irretrievably damaged."

http://www.johnwinter.net/jw/2015/03/cleaning-coins-and-artefacts/
http://www.johnwinter.net/jw/2017/02/looking-after-your-detecting-bits/
« Last Edit: March 17, 2018, 08:30:59 PM by John »

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Re: I desperately want to clean this coin - but I DAREN'T!!!
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2018, 11:04:22 PM »
Aye - you are right.  It's the age old battle between the brain and the heart!  It's still as found. The brain won!

Cheers.

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Re: I desperately want to clean this coin - but I DAREN'T!!!
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2018, 03:24:33 AM »
Wow, beauty!
Let the coil.....meet the soil!!!

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Re: I desperately want to clean this coin - but I DAREN'T!!!
« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2018, 05:22:01 AM »
Uncle bob I was given a tip for silver coins on cleaning and that was to use a rubber at the end of a pencil I have tried this with an ordinanary sixpence  and worked really well try it on another silver coin and you can decide from there if you wish to use that method.
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