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Irish silver seems hard to come by, but I manage to snag some at or just over spot here and there:

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Sadly some of them have the dreaded green gills, from being stored in ye olde pvc plastic flips or folders, I assume.

Anyone know a decent way to clean off the green? I don't especially care about causing a bit more wear on these coins as I'm not one for grading, but I'm hoping to learn a way to clean junk silver that doesn't leave it a blatant brushed-metal matte effect.

If anyone is selling 'scrap' Irish silver coinage, feel free to message me.

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40 minutes ago, Jay2 said:

Irish silver seems hard to come by, but I manage to snag some at or just over spot here and there:

s-l1600.jpg

 

s-l1600.jpg

 

Sadly some of them have the dreaded green gills, from being stored in ye olde pvc plastic flips or folders, I assume.

Anyone know a decent way to clean off the green? I don't especially care about causing a bit more wear on these coins as I'm not one for grading, but I'm hoping to learn a way to clean junk silver that doesn't leave it a blatant brushed-metal matte effect.

If anyone is selling 'scrap' Irish silver coinage, feel free to message me.

https://www.doityourself.com/stry/how-to-clean-off-copper-buildup

Hope this helps as far as I know/can tell the green "gills" are from the copper build up :)

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Something a little different than lots of shields, I finally achieved my goal of getting 1989 and 2002 BU and Proof Quintuple sovereigns.
I know everyone collects single sovs, but boy do these coins look so much nicer in 5 sovereign! The 2002 proof arrives tomorrow so will photo that then
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And here is me being chuffed with myself for just buying a 89 half yesterday

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1 hour ago, sg86 said:

I finally achieved my goal of getting 1989 and 2002 BU and Proof Quintuple sovereigns.

The 2002 proof arrives tomorrow so will photo that then

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Looking forward to seeing both 2002 quintuple shields next to each other, respectively all 4 quintuple shields!

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