numismatists needed

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  1. jocose

    jocose TPF Noob!

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    OK, so as some of you may or may not know, I recently got a set of extension tubes. Again, as some of you may or may not know, I needed to return my camera because there was dirt in the viewfinder. Since I've gotten the new cam, I've been afraid to remove the lens for fear of getting dirt in there again. I have finally realized that this is stupid, and the ability to change lenses is the EXACT reason I spent the money on the DSLR. So, this weekend I'm gonna use my extension tubes.

    As such, I wanted to get some shots of some old coins I have, but as they're old (and by old I mean I got them in the 80s, not that they are worth anything--actually, they're technically worth nothing now that the Euro is in place)...damn it I lost my train of thought...oh, right, so since they are old, they're dirty and off-color.

    So, I was wondering if any of you on the Forum are numismatists and if anyone knew a good way to clean up the coins so they will be pretty under my lens.

    Thanks as always.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I just leave my change in the pockets of my jeans and collect the clean coins from the bottom of the washer. :lol:

    Sorry, I've never even heard the word numismatists, before.
     
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    jocose TPF Noob!

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    neither had I...I had to look it up just to look cool :)
     
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    There is that stuff in the cleaning isle at walmart that cleans rust stains, unclogs your toilet, removes the hair from your back, and I think shines coins to look like new.
     
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    and still gentle enough to use in the most intimate of spots...afterall it's ph balanced for a woman :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
     
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    I always thought vinegar worked best.
     
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    In the antique circle it is called patina and you shouldnt remove it. Or is that on tables never can remember..
     
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    vinegar and salt

    just rub. works like a charm
     

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