Should I clean it, would you?

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I found my first Queen Anne coin today and to be fair, I didn't even realise that it was silver until I got a closer look at it.
It's dated 1711, although it looks more like 17JJ to my eyes.

I've soaked it in some distilled water, just to loosen the hard crust and although it's more legible now, the surface still has a bit of a rough feel to it.

Would you clean this coin? :Thinking:

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Yep definitely, it should come up great. Looks in super condition under the crud. :thumbsup:
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I would certainly clean it, lovely coin :thumbsup:
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I think I would be very tempted to clean it...maybe a gentle zap or a few minutes and see what that does?

Lovely coin indeed, and very few Queen Anne's seem to turn up for some reason?
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Its a cracker . Well done .
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wow very nice!
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Cor, you don't see many of them, Andy, and it's in lovely nick :thumbsup:
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Nice coin Andy and it does look like JJ .
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Thanks folks. :thumbsup:
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That’s a corker! I’m torn on the cleaning front so have decided to sit on the fence picking splinters out of my bum :lol:
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Me too Cath. :Thinking:
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If you're torn, why not live with it for a while? You could try a pencil rubber over it to give you a clue as to what's there in the meantime.
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I gave it a longer soak in some distilled water and used a cotton bud to remove as much much as I could. I daren't do anything else to it at this stage. :D

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Vast improvement even with gentle cleaning fella, lovely coin too :clapping:
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TerraBritannia wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:32 pm I gave it a longer soak in some distilled water and used a cotton bud to remove as much much as I could. I daren't do anything else to it at this stage. :D
Come on fella, time to be brave! :D It just needs a bit of a zap to clear the silver oxide deposits and a quick polish up. :thumbsup:
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