How do you clean dirty and corroded coins?

Answer

If these are coins that may be valuable the best thing to do is take them to a professional first as cleaning them could damage them. Stay away from harsh chemicals, they will also damage the coins. If you have to do it at home your best bet is to just clean them the best you can with water or a gentle cleanser.
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1 SOAP AND WATER: Most dirt and/or residue can be freed from the coin surface using soap and warm water. After soap and water is used, make sure the coin is completely rinsed off
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1 Get a small dish. Pour some ketchup in the dish and let the coin soak in the ketchup for about 10 seconds. Scrubbing with a toothbrush can be helpful as well. Ad 2 Run the coin
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try some coke or vinegar over night
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Don't clean them. Don't think about cleaning them. Don't think about thinking about cleaning them. Seriously. I know the people suggested coke or vinegar or silver cleaner are trying
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