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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 14295 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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1965 Venezuela 1 Bolivar.jpg
1965 Venezuela 1 Bolivar Peso649 viewsBefore and after images of this coin. Before restoration this coin was handled unprotected by collectors and the like, Much of the early tarnish was rubbed off the way it happend(ed) with circulating silver coins. Previous to the collectors handling, it was a well tarnished coin, but only the most minor damage had been done. THis coin looks beautiful once again.
1950Mex5PesoLIGHT.jpg
1950 Mexico 5 Peso299 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!
1918FranceFrancHVY.jpg
1918 France 1 Franc Heavy310 viewsTHis is an example of a heavily tarnished coin before restoration. It is possible under the very thick tarnish near the edge of the coin at 7 o'clock there may have been damage. We will see.
PeruSol1.JPG
1874 Peru 1 Sol245 viewsClose-up of 1874 Peruvian Sol before restoration process to remove scratches
JustinianI.jpg
Giant Byzantine - JustinianI - XXIIII - Year 24281 views
Untitled - 7.jpg
Untitle7412 views
My Side of it 25%.jpg
Coin Restoration Part 1387 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.
1945 Swiss 5 Kronor.jpg
1945 Swiss 5 Kronor.jpg427 views

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IMG_2044.JPG
Can I make this a link?476 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
Untitle7412 viewsOct 19, 2011
1945 Swiss 5 Kronor.jpg
1945 Swiss 5 Kronor.jpg427 viewsSep 04, 2011
1942D Australia sixpence.jpg
1942D Australia Sixpence477 viewsSep 04, 2011
1986 French 100Franc DblThk.JPG
100 Franc Piedfort minting429 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 Commemorative663 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 restoration558 viewsJust read it!Jul 30, 2011
50EuroCent.jpg
50 EuroCents605 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