8 Essential Tools For Cleaning Your Coin

Gently remove loose dirt and debris off coins using camel hair or artist brushes. Keep coins away from stiff brushes that could scratch them.

1. Soft Brushes

Coin cleaning with distilled water is safe and gentle. Rinse coins after brushing to eliminate grime and residue. Tap water may include salts and contaminants that damage coins.

2. Distilled Water

Used sparingly, gentle, non-abrasive soap will clear tenacious dirt and filth from coins. Gently clean the coin with a small bit of mild soap in distilled water and a delicate brush. Rinse well with distilled water.

3. Mild Soap

To clean specific sections of a coin or gently remove dirt from nooks or fine details, use cotton swabs. Rubbing too hard might cause abrasions.

4. Cotton Swabs

Soft, lint-free microfiber cloths are great for gently drying coins after cleaning. Avoid scratching coins by patting them dry with a microfiber cloth.

5. Microfiber Cloths

Remove greasy or sticky remnants off coins sparingly with rubbing alcohol. Apply a tiny amount to a cotton swab and gently rub the affected area. Rinse with distilled water and pat dry.

6. Rubbing Alcohol

Hold money in plastic trays or containers while cleaning. This minimizes drips and provides a controlled cleaning environment.

7. Plastic Trays or Containers

Before and after cleaning, coins must be examined with a 5x to 10x magnifying lens or loupe. Inspect details, identify filth or damage, and evaluate cleaning performance.

8. Magnifying Glass or Loupe

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