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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


10 files, last one added on Mar 31, 2012



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 21357 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 Peso849 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.
1932-MexicanPeso Rev.JPG
1932 Mexico Peso - Rev604 views1932 Mexico Peso - Rev. Full restored
I'm Not completely sure if this is452 viewsBut, you look at the pic and see if you think it is, I am sure it is someone, but I am not exactly sure if it is who I think it is and if I will remember who I think it is later on down the road. A liitle more cleaning would help the case, I recognize the REV from another coin in this lot.
1986 French 100Franc DblThk.JPG
100 Franc Piedfort minting606 viewsHere is a view with a US Quarter to show how thick this coin really is!
1874 Peru 1 Sol383 viewsClose-up of 1874 Peruvian Sol before restoration process to remove scratches
Unknown I467 viewsThis is NOT the mystery coin!
Greek AR Drachm.jpg
Greek AR Drachm451 viewsAncient Greek Silver Coin
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Coin Restoration Part 1617 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.

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Can I make this a link?724 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!

Mar 31, 2012
Untitled - 7.jpg
Untitle7582 viewsOct 19, 2011
1945 Swiss 5 Kronor.jpg
1945 Swiss 5 Kronor.jpg592 viewsSep 04, 2011
1942D Australia sixpence.jpg
1942D Australia Sixpence676 viewsSep 04, 2011
1986 French 100Franc DblThk.JPG
100 Franc Piedfort minting606 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 Commemorative861 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
A nice article about coin restoration813 viewsJust read it!Jul 30, 2011
50 EuroCents864 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