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    Default Shipwrecked chinese coins...

    hi i'm new here. i dunno if this is the correct section for this topic.

    anyways, i just bought some ancient chinese copper coins (Song dynasty, circa 1100 AD - 1200 AD), which were salvaged from a shipwreck in indonesia waters, from a coin shop in bras basah complex. I'm a coin n antiques n banknote collector

    here's the pics. anyway my collections' gallery is @ http://www.zeno.ru/showgallery.php?cat=all&ppuser=384






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    Hey,
    welcome
    For me, i only collect one dollars note i got about 70 old singapore $1 notes
    Anyway for these coins, any way to clean them up or this is the conditions that you all like to keep at?(no knowledge to coins collections at all )

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    i also collect s'pore banknotes. which $1 r u reffering to? the orchid, bird or ship series one?

    anyway, such chinese coins r usually excavated from the ground or sea, n therefore covered with dirt n patina (copper-rust). one way to clean them is to soak them in vinegar n scrub with steel wool

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    orchid one i have 2. Bird one i have 3-5, ship one i have abt 60 over
    also i have the old $1 coins the fish series i think. The coin that is very big.

    So you do clean the coins and not keep them in this conditions.

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    Question try this instead

    instead of using scrubbing try soaking them in Coca-cola overnight...

    that will remove tarnishing... follow up with some light scrubbing after that... steel wool is kinda rough isn't it? :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLQ
    orchid one i have 2. Bird one i have 3-5, ship one i have abt 60 over
    also i have the old $1 coins the fish series i think. The coin that is very big.

    So you do clean the coins and not keep them in this conditions.
    i prefer to have the coins in this condition, as i want the original untouched look. futuremore, cleaning all of them with vinegar requires lots of vinegars n time n effort. but sometimes i just soak a few in vinegar to see the b4 n after effects

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    Cleaning them will only spoilt the value of those coins...pls leave it as it is.

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