How To: Clean your coins

Clean your coins

This video shows us how to clean coins using 3 simple products.

Pour lemon juice, vinegar, and iodized salt into a small container.

There should be an equal amount of lemon juice and vinegar, and use approximately half as much as the lemon juice and vinegar for the salt in volume.

So it would be 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/8 cup salt.

Stir the mixture until the salt dissolves.

Place the coins into the container, and stir with a utensil for awhile.

Take the coins out afterward, and rinse under cold water.

The coins will then be sparkling clean again.

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NEVER, NEVER, NEVER EVER "clean" coins that are old if you wish to retain the coin's value. Removing that 'dirt' or patena makes the coin worthless. I hate to think of the countless tens of thousands of dollars that have been washed down a drain because people thought an old coin from 1852 (or whatever) looked dirty and would look better -- and be worth more -- if it was cleaned. Never ever clean or do anything to an antique or vintage item of any kind before getting at least three appraisals.

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