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Mike, I tumble Zinc & Copper cents, as well as

August 31, 2017 04:34AM avatar
Sacajawea and modern 'golden' dollars all together. I don't separate the Zinc from Copper in the processing, and that includes shaking them around and soaking for 4 to 5 minutes in the 'pre-treatment' session right before going into the tumbler. It can be surprising to see the difference in the coins' appearance when you use the 'pre-treatment' method with Lysol or a few other liquid toilet bowel cleaners.

I have had some less than satisfactory results with some of the liquid TB cleaners, but have usually just used what I buy at Dollar Tree and it works okay. Remember, the liquid solution can be reused several times on different coin metal groups, too, and my tumbler usually gets the job done in a 30 to 45 minutes session..


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Cashed my coins

Remfire 562 August 27, 2017 10:18AM

Re: Cashed my coins

Sodbuster 374 August 28, 2017 09:49AM

Zinc cents and post-recovery decay.

Monte 521 August 29, 2017 03:25AM

Re: Zinc cents and post-recovery decay.

Sodbuster 346 August 29, 2017 08:46PM

Mike, I tumble Zinc & Copper cents, as well as

Monte 371 August 31, 2017 04:34AM

Re: Cashed my coins

Remfire 379 August 28, 2017 12:18PM

Sounds like a lot of coins come through their life in good shape.

Monte 418 August 28, 2017 01:24AM

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