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Subject: Cleaning coins

Cleaning coins

From: Patricia L. Miller <plmxiha>
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2001
Our city has recently opened a "time capsule." It is a copper box
that was sealed into City Hall in 1938. The contents include several
coins, which are rather badly corroded. A local coin collector has
looked at the coins and valued them at varying amounts (most under
$20, but one worth several hundred dollars). He recommends cleaning
the coins with a silicone-based product called "Care." The mayor
wants to put up an exhibit and would like the coins to look
attractive. Any advice appreciated,

Patricia L. Miller
Executive Director
Illinois Heritage Association
602 1/2 E. Green St.
Champaign IL 61820

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:33
                 Distributed: Friday, October 19, 2001
                       Message Id: cdl-15-33-017
Received on Wednesday, 17 October, 2001

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