How do you clean old coins?

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โˆ™ 2011-09-21 00:28:03

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DON'T. Do not try to clean coins as this will reduce the coins value instead of increase it. You can try using a moistened 100% cotton towel and take away what you can. After that leave the coin the way it is. Don't ever use erasers, tissues, tooth picks etc... to clean coins.

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