Beginners Guide to Detecting Cleaned & Polished Coins 101 – Ebay Resource

Buying quality coins & currency can be quite a pain at times. Here’s a nice video guide that will be part of a “clinic” series for buying and selling coins &…
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25 Comments on “Beginners Guide to Detecting Cleaned & Polished Coins 101 – Ebay Resource”

  1. you seem to be well versed on this type of thing and I was thinking about
    posting a video on one of my peace dollars to the community to see what
    they thought. I would really love your opinion on it, look out for it.

  2. Why are there people who study for years for the job called. Art
    Conservators. The job of cleaning off centuries of dirt and grime. So one
    can see the art work and the colors that the artist used. Why bother? Why
    not just leave them as is and enjoy looking at the dirt?

  3. I think all this cleaning of coins is BULL SHIT. I want to see the work
    (Detail) in the coin. NOT dirt Shit and crap. I like silver not incrusted
    with SHIT. I think Your rant is a pone scam to rip off people and then sell
    at a greater rate of money. I think your full of shit and those that follow
    this clean propaganda are all full of shit. I sir call you out as a LIAR. I
    want clean and detailed coins not ones smothered in SHIT. CLEAN and new
    looking. Even if they are hundreds of years old. PERIOD.

  4. Love your vids! Quick question for using acetone/distilled water on truly
    crudded up coins… Acetone is not the same as nail polish removrr is it? I
    already have nail polish remover, but I’m guessing if they were
    interchangeable, you would have said so? Thanks again = )

  5. That commemorative would be listed on ebay as BU MS-68…. I would never
    buy a un-graded rare coin on eBay…. You gotta be careful, there is a lot
    of crap on there.

  6. Coming from the perspective of someone who has consciously cleaned some of
    his silver coins, I was wondering if cleaning them with baking soda and
    water (rubbing between fingers) has any effect on the distinctive ‘ping’
    sound of silver. I cleaned one of my Walking Liberty halves and I notice it
    doesn’t resonate the way the other halves do. The thing is, I don’t know if
    it sounds like this because I cleaned it or if it always sounded like this
    because someone had scratched a grid pattern into this particular coin. Any
    idea? Cleaning didn’t seem to affect the ping sound on any of my other

  7. Why are you touching your silver coins with your hands and fingers? Get
    some gloves. You’ll get far less tarnish that way

  8. Cleaned coins are generally NOT preferred by collectors. The reasoning is
    that microscopic parts of the surface are worn away with most cleaning
    methods. While you might be making the coin brighter overall, pay close
    attention to the video! BlueRidgeSilverhound has mentioned
    ‘Radial/cartwheel luster’@1:08 and 4:15. Professional coin graders look for
    these attributes when they set an offer price.

    ‘Tarnish’ is also known as ‘toning’ and may be desirable if it doesn’t
    detract from eye appeal. It’s very subjective… I personally prefer my
    coins bright and uncleaned.

  9. I have some older Silver Dollars ranging from 1921 to 1884, only one has
    any collector value that I can see. Is there any reason not to clean the
    rest of these up so I can display them? They will never be offered for sale
    because of sentimental value.

  10. clean the earth away but dont scrub it, use a polish duster very lightly
    with warm water. dry very softly

  11. well it’s your silver so it’s your call. However consider this, what if one
    or several of the coins you bought for silver value turn out to be rare or
    valuable – if not now later? Oops! not anymore! Lots of common date coins
    get melted and better examples get hard to find. All you’re doing to your
    investment is destroying further potential for the sake of shiny. I hope I
    offered a different perspective.

  12. I clean all my coins when I get them, with baking soda and boiling water. I
    buy for silver content so its not an issue for me.

  13. A shiny coin is no use to a collector if all the intricate detail is lost
    during the cleaning process.

  14. ICG has been known for their liberal grading. If ICG grades a coin MS70,
    there’s a pretty big chance it won’t cross grade that high through PCGS or
    NGC. Which is why most ICG graded coins are very affordable. Let me put it
    to you this way, most PCGS MS68’s and 69’s sell for a lot more than ICG
    70’s, the coin has a lot to do with it to. Silver Eagles, in any 70 grade
    sells similarly whether it’s ICG or PCGS.

  15. Could you please tell me if I should leave the coins I find detecting, as
    they are, or should I atleast rinse them off with something??…I don’t
    want to do anything to harm their value. Thank you in advance for your
    reply, Kevin.

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