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Offline Md. Shariful Islam

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Redish rust
« on: April 26, 2011, 11:46:48 AM »
I don't know but I guess that this coin is covered with red oxide. But this is a Bengal AR Tanka. I need to clean this to get the mint and the date which is covered with rust. How can I get rid of this rust?

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Re: Ridish rust
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2011, 12:08:05 PM »
Perhaps we could prevail upon Bruce to give as a short paper on cleaning silver. Serveral such issues have been dealt with recently.

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Re: Ridish rust
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2011, 12:38:29 PM »
My guess is that if that is red rust, it is from an iron object. That should be dry and powdery and easy to wipe off. If it is caked on the coin, an old toothbrush would help. If not, shorten the brush to make it stiffer.

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Re: Ridish rust
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2011, 01:14:10 PM »
On the 7 an 8 O'clock position there is mixture of cement and dust from construction works. I don't know how they came to the coin.

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