Saturday, July 25, 2009

Extra Zapping Reveals This Beauty


The coin you see to the right was very resistant to cleaning so I placed her in my Super Zapper and gave her an extra kick and the crust eventually fell away. It is difficult to find coins of this quality unless one finds the coin under crust. I still have a bit of touching up to do and will most likely use my graphite pencil scrub to eliminate the darkness around the legend.

After I finish cleaning the coin I plan to allow the coin to patinate naturally with just a little help. I find great joy in extricating these coins from the encrustation. I am the first to see this coin in this condition in about 1700 years. I am sure if it was not for Zapping, I would have little interest in ancient coins. As a retired teacher I would be unable to afford the coins I like. Many of the members of CoinZappers feel the same as I do about Zapping. I must warn you, it is addictive! Thank you for looking and God bless.. Jerry..


4 comments:

Bill Donovan said...

Nice one! I would be interested to see how it eventually looks once you are through with the graphite scrub and patina.

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It's a gorgeous looking coin. Do you have a favorite place to find such gems or does this require hours of searching.

sama said...

that's absolutely exquisite. it's so beautiful.

syiling peringatan malaysia said...

I am coin collector from MALAYSIA .. nice to meet your blog