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50EuroCent.jpg
50 EuroCents1111 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!
CoinCleaning.jpg
A nice article about coin restoration1065 viewsJust read it!
1965 Venezuela 1 Bolivar.jpg
1965 Venezuela 1 Bolivar Peso1064 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.
1986 Piedfort 100Franc Silver.jpg
Piedfort issue of the 1986 100 Franc Commemorative1054 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 France
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Can I make this a link?967 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
1944Nederlands25cents~0.jpg
881 views
1942D Australia sixpence.jpg
1942D Australia Sixpence862 views
My Side of it 25%.jpg
Coin Restoration Part 1857 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.
SilverRestoration.jpg
855 views
1905Gold5Dollar2.jpg
Gold Coin Restoration816 views1905 $5 Gold Half Eagle
1944Nederlands25cents.jpg
1944 Netherlands 25 cent803 views1944 Netherlands 25 cent. BU Before and after. This coin got its discoloration/tarnish perhaps not from industrial or vehicular pollutants, but more possibly from living in the hom of a heavy smoker. only a guess based on the yellowish/brown color before restoration.
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100 Franc Piedfort minting785 viewsHere is a view with a US Quarter to show how thick this coin really is!
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