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  1. purgatori

    purgatori New Member

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    ive just got my hands on some crowns and 1927 parlement florins ive cleaned the crowns and am not shaw if i should clean the florins
    ill be hanging on to them for a long time 10 years or more any advice is welcome thanks
     
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    erm? wouldn't the tarnish protect them?
     
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    purgatori New Member

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    they are going into 2x2s and then a folder so they will be protected
     
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    I'm just assuming they're like aluminium, the oxidisation on the outside of the coin prevents further oxidisation...
     
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    Matthew 26:14 New Member

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    Personally I'd leave them as is and if you want to clean them before you sell whenever that is.
     
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    purgatori New Member

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    not shaw on that but you could be right though
     
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    *grins* how often do you want to take them out and look at them ? =D
     
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    true lol:D

     
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    ozcopper Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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  10. predecimal

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    With 2 million of the 1927 Florins made, and I'm guessing a higher than average number of them still in peoples hands, unless its a top of the range coin, then I cant see too much damage in cleaning them. lower quality 1927 Florins are never going to amount to anything more than a bullion coin, so you may as well make it a good coin to look at. a bit of vinegar and salt, will shine it up a bit.
     
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    purgatori New Member

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    thanks all for your feedback some are of high grade auc i wouldnt clean those but a few are lower grade stuff
    i think ill leave them as they are
     
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    THUCYDIDES79 New Member Silver Stacker

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    purgatori,

    Unless your 1927 Parliament Florins have graciously toned such as the coin below, i say clean em !

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    (image source : http://www.google.com.au/imgres?img...=1t:429,r:21,s:0&tx=95&ty=94&biw=1398&bih=793

    Dont scratch them when you dry them and they ( as well as you ) will be fine.

    I regard that people should not be cleaning their coins as the biggest Myth perpetrated by the
    Numismatic community!

    This only applies if you find something extremely rare ( less than 500 specimens in the world) where it would make sense to have it professionally
    cleaned, or if your about to have the florin slabbed by NGC or the like, than they should all be cleaned !!!

    I would always pick a shiny coin over the one that doesnt ! That is one of the minor reasons why
    silver appeals more than copper-nickel issues.

    But thats me.
     
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    Big A.D. Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Depends on whether you plan on selling them to a bullion stacker or a coin collector. A collector probably wouldn't touch them if they've been cleaned, so you'd essentially be making them worth their scrap value.

    Personally, I'd leave them as they are.
     
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    Clean a couple so you can use them for show/fondle/drool etc and keep the rest as is until you want to sell. You can decide then if they are being sold as scrap or numismatic and choose to clean or not.

    malachii
     
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    Are you saying before you send coins in to be graded, you should clean them ? That goes against everything they say. Is there a simple method for general ie: Penny's ?

    This are top condition or do they do some type of cleaning before they slab them ?

    Thanks for any information.
     
  16. THUCYDIDES79

    THUCYDIDES79 New Member Silver Stacker

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    No, no,

    if ur slabbing a coin, than dont touch it.

    if its very rare than dont touch it.

    clean all else - but without scratching the surface.

    This is just my advice, numismatists woudl advise against that.
     
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    Thats cool mate :) I thought there was something that was know to only a few haha. I don't clean anything, in years to come even scrap will be worth something because the entry level Collector will not be able to afford fraction pre-decimal when Silver hits hard.
     

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