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My favorite coins of my collection and select others


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Coin RestorationVarious attempts, Successes (mostly), Not so Successful (to be expected), and disasters (none yet) These are the voyages of the... Aye! - have a peek!
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Coins Restored General


SilverRestoration.jpg

10 files, last one added on Mar 31, 2012

Woody


1950Mex5PesoLIGHT.jpg

3 files, last one added on Jul 08, 2011

2 albums on 1 page(s)

39 files in 4 albums and 1 categories with 0 comments viewed 16893 times

General Coin


Untitled - 7.jpg

13 files, last one added on Oct 19, 2011

Ancients - Roman and Greek


Clavdivs Gothicvs.jpg

13 files, last one added on Jul 22, 2011

2 albums on 1 page(s)

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Barber_quarter_o.jpg
"TONED" Silver 1907 Barber Quarter506 viewsTHIS is a truly toned silver coin. Many people will hold up a tarnished silver coin, or post one on eBay or in some auction and say it is a TONED, or a beautifly toned coin when it is merely a grey or varying shade of grey coin. What they really have is a "RUSTY" coin. Silver tarnishes far more easily in more recent year as the number of deisel cars and trucks have increased putting more "sulphur" in the air. Sulphur is the major cause of tarnish. (ACID causes tru toning)
Gallienus.jpg
Gallienus348 views
My Side of it 25%.jpg
Coin Restoration Part 1471 viewsThis is a sort of step by step picture show of a coin undergoing restoration. it also shows some of the prolems of trying to get mint luster to be visible in typical lighting often used to show detail in coins. Too much light causes some shiny surfaces to wash out to pure white. There are was around it, but typicall not done when the main thing happening to the coin is the restoration process.
Barber_quarter_r.jpg
"TONED" Barber Quarter REVerse500 viewsThis is the reverse of the same Barber quarter. An example of what a TONED coin TRULY looks like.
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Untitle7469 views
1938CanadianDollarRSTRD.png
398 views
1986 French 100Franc DblThk.JPG
100 Franc Piedfort minting493 viewsHere is a view with a US Quarter to show how thick this coin really is!
1950Mex5PesoLIGHT.jpg
1950 Mexico 5 Peso376 viewsThis is an example of a lightly tarnished coin, this coin will look wonderful with only minor work. Looking forward to seeing it after the process... it is a very beautiful coin. I wonder if they made on in 1958? :-) nah, it is a commerative coin. These Mexican 5 Peso coins are large and very lovely and contain a good chunk of Silver in them!

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Can I make this a link?562 viewsI want to make this a link to the BIGGER file of the coin restoration I will be placing on the site without limits :-)- that one should work! [If it doesn't, Cut-n-Paste the bloody thing!

http://www.qoinage.com/images/CoinRestore03-2012.jpg
Mar 31, 2012
Untitled - 7.jpg
Untitle7469 viewsOct 19, 2011
1945 Swiss 5 Kronor.jpg
1945 Swiss 5 Kronor.jpg486 viewsSep 04, 2011
1942D Australia sixpence.jpg
1942D Australia Sixpence547 viewsSep 04, 2011
1986 French 100Franc DblThk.JPG
100 Franc Piedfort minting493 viewsHere is a view with a US Quarter to show how thick this coin really is!Jul 30, 2011
1986 Piedfort 100Franc Silver.jpg
Piedfort issue of the 1986 100 Franc Commemorative731 viewsSpecial "Piedfort" issue of the French 100 Franc coin, Double thick, twice the silver, only 5,000 of these coin were minted. THey were made to be gifts to visiting dignitaries to FranceJul 30, 2011
CoinCleaning.jpg
A nice article about coin restoration651 viewsJust read it!Jul 30, 2011
50EuroCent.jpg
50 EuroCents697 viewsAn early restoration - I can tell because I didn't make the rig to keep so much refelcted stuff on the coin and spoil the look!Jul 30, 2011