Wall st mint - World Trade Center 10oz bar

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  1. john smith

    john smith New Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I should get my first silver bar in the mail tomorrow (Wall Street Mint World Trade Center) it has the New York skyline on it.
    In the photos it looks like it has a far bit of tarnish on it and I wanted to know if cleaning it would reduce it value?
    I tested cleaning a 1966 50c and a silver chain with the hot water, bi carb soda, salt and aliminium foil, they came up good.
     
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    Cleaning a minted bar will put small scratches on it, but if you have to...

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxqNzT4AClU[/youtube]

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YZCboiREXc[/youtube]
     
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    swoydaz Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Mate I owned a number of those.

    I put one through the mill in my experimental days.

    I'll give you the drop now ... DON'T TOUCH IT!
     
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    Thankyou ozcopper, if I do clean it I would be carefull rubbing it with the bi carb soda though as I think it would have to scratch it a little, the way I cleaned the 50c was to put a bowl of hot water with alliminium foil in it then add a tea spoon of salt and a tea spoon of bi carb then just dropped the coin into the bowl, the tarnish came off quickly, the chain
    Had to be rubbed with bi carb becuse it had rust stains on it but scrarches would not stand out on that.
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    WHY ? do so many newbies want to clean bars/coins :rolleyes:
    Leave it alone , the toning says it's silver ;)
     
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    VRS Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    You could try Notarn-X which you can buy at Bunnings - it's really great!

    Aside from it irritating your mucosal linings, causing temporary blindness, being 'reasonably' suspected to be carcinogenic (MSDS data - their words not mine) particularly as far as liver, kidneys, brain & lungs are concerned you can wow all your friends by cleaning your silver in it then letting the residue drain down your kitchen sink - and bingo - ten minutes later all the fish in your local river rise magically to the surface, taking away the need to go to Woolies for dinner!

    YUM!

    But it DOES get your silver really really clean...
     
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    Probly the same answer as to why do you polish your car :) I am only new to this and I dont know if this type of bar is collectable, Thats why I asked first.
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I washed my car once this year :D
     
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    VRS Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    No, no, no - you've got it wrong - he isn't Polish - he's Ukrainian.

    In Ukraine they drive cars into eachother to get them clean.
     
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    You are a funny man VRS, if only you could see me type, I get half way through a sentence and cant spell a word then I have to write it another way so I can, I have to find my dictonary before I write anymore posts. :Lol
     
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    VRS Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Very stroke victim approach, if I may say so, or possibly Count Arthur Strong in da room, innit?!?
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    this must be a car wash than
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0mhcdJ82sM[/youtube]
     
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    VRS Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    And here Parliament discusses how to pay for the car wash - democracy in action! :lol:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l14VUcrCoYw[/youtube]
     
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    Hey JS try typing the post out in word or some similar application which should give you wonderful "Americanized" spelling. Then copy and paste.
     
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    I would but I use my moblie phone, my bar came, it looks better than what it did in the photos, I am not going to clean it.
     
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    Dammit Danman, you and your Steven Hawking-meets-Radiohead fetish - don't you dare go telling him about the text-to-speech function now!

     
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    Ty m8, butt it seams 2 b da facebook version lol,















    i'm only joking this is great.
     

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