The Experiment

Rod Fleck – amateur!  ;-)


I received these 15 coins @ $1.25 each from Lee Johnson, oldcoinman on Ebay [Contact him directly for off auction prices] – and figured that I would try an experiment on cleaning them – this is a work in progress so let’s see what happens along the way.



The group seems to be really nice – you can see a set of details in the group picture.  I divided them into three sets – each has a true “crusty” init and each has at least one coin that shows a level of detail at the start.  Also tried to have each group have a larger coin as well.


Group 1 – with the quarter – has a great Byzantine “cup coin” and it really is nice as it is – but it will be cleaned to some degree in this experiment.  Here is Group 1 – with both sides shown.




There is a close up of the cup coin at the bottom of the page.


Group 2 – nickel group – has a great large Roman with detail noted below.  All need to be cleaned in this group.




Group 3 – dime group – are the tiny ones that my daughter of seven loves.  The one with the cross has a picture below showing more detail.



Now here are the three detailed pictures





So, now as to the experiment. 

Click here for general details of the experiment.


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