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Offline Md. Shariful Islam

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How to clean or preserve this rare piece
« on: January 01, 2014, 08:06:21 AM »
This is a rare coin in terms of mint. Only a few of this mint is known. How should I preserve this coin? Should I clean it? What method do you suggest?
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Re: How to clean or preserve this rare piece
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 11:50:33 AM »
Ask yourself what you are trying to achieve by cleaning. Acceptable reasons are dangerous deposits that will attack the metal and gunk, obstructing the view of characters. If neither is the case, you can lose by cleaning, but what will you win?

If it were my coin, I would either not clean it, or give it a short ultra-sound treatment, to see if the red-brown deposits at 5 o'clock can be reduced or removed.

Peter
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Re: How to clean or preserve this rare piece
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 03:46:44 PM »
I wouldn't even touch it personally.  I would give it to NGC to clean and grade instead of doing anything myself.  Let the professionals do it instead...
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Re: How to clean or preserve this rare piece
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 05:05:28 PM »
Thanks guys for your suggestions. Better I should keep it as it is. Good news is the most important part that is the mint is visible very clearly.