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4 x Silver - The Thin Line Between Success and Failure
- Published on Oct 31, 2015
- How often do we hear this story: "I was on the way to my car, as...". This is another example of it (captured on video).
I was on the way to the train station (about to pack my stuff). Last unmotivated coil swing, last target - silver coin! This changed my planes. I had to skip the train and investigate the small area around a big tire. I believe, the tire was the psychological turning point for previous detectorists at this place. They detected the left side and turned back to the other direction, when they arrived at this mark.
The coins were unfortunately corroded. The silver coins had also a thick crust of sand sticking to the surface. I tried the baking soda & lemon method on the first coin. Later the baking soda & aluminum foil method (described by "Beau Ouimette" tvclip.biz/video/-DQbttBUi8c/video.html). Unfortunately both without expected result. The sand was sticking to the surface like a part of it. Maybe the coin was already damaged underneath the thick layer of sand, but it could also be my fault (too much mechanical pressure using the baking soda - lemon method).
I used the lemon juice method on the second coin. The sand is still there, but the patina is partially gone...
The third coin is waiting for a proper cleaning solution...
Conclusion: I will never use lemon juice to clean a silver coin! Coins from this river are not in the best shape...