Collectable Gold Coins – How To Clean Collectable Coins
There are some gorgeous collectable gold coins out there, this much is true, and very often it can be disheartening to see them dirty, encrusted or in otherwise poor condition. This is why so many collectors are keen to clean coins that, for example, they find while out and about. Is this safe, though?
Well, a short, simple answer is no. There is no 100%, fool proof way of cleaning valuable collectable coins without there being some risk of damage to them. Numismatists and other coin collectors often hold their hands up in despair at amateurish attempts to clean coins. Methods such as the use of abrasive solvents, rough cloths and tap water (alongside a lot of rubbing and polishing) should never be attempted if you suspect the coin in question may be worth something, no matter how dirty it may be. Even specialised metal cleaners should be avoided as these are generally acid based and will remove the first layer of the metal as well as the dirt. In the case of very dirty or heavily soil-encrusted coins, however, there are a few things that you can do. The crust can be taken off of some coins by soaking them in olive oil for several months as the oil will not further damage the coin, but will eventually dissolve the crust. Rare coins UK could also be soaked in a weak mix of soap (non-detergent) and distilled water to remove surface grime. Always rinse the coins afterwards, however, and do so with distilled water, not tap water which may discolour them. Do not rub dry, but allow to air dry.
Exclusive Coins sells good examples of collectable gold coins and more which any numismatic would be proud to own. We offer a personal service and are always happy to advise on the difficult subject of cleaning – feel free to contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org for advice. Head over to our website, http://www.exclusivecoins.co.uk/, for more info.