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Old 04-23-2016, 12:45 PM   #1
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Tarnish

I have some 1oz silver coins that are showing a slight copperish tinge around the edge. Is this common? Is this how .999 silver normally tarnishes?
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:37 AM   #2
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Yes, it's fairly common - especially if you handle the coins directly with your bare hands. Silver reacts to sulphur - either in the air or in the oils of your skin. It doesn't affect the bullion value of the coin though.

It's best to keep silver coins inside a protective sleeve and/or handle with cotton gloves if you want to minimize tarnishing.
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Old 04-25-2016, 06:36 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Is there a way to clean it without ruining it's numismatic value?
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Not that I'm aware of. Everything I've ever heard says not to try and clean tarnish. Let it be.
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OK, got it, thanks
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Can you tell me what metals don't tarnish for use on a wallet chain?
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Originally Posted by Susie View Post:
Can you tell me what metals don't tarnish for use on a wallet chain?
Gold.
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Originally Posted by Susie View Post:
Can you tell me what metals don't tarnish for use on a wallet chain?
I would guess any of stainless steel, brass, nickel, titanium, aluminum?

And of course gold as 11C1P stated, but pure gold (24K) might be too soft to use for a chain that needs to hold your wallet.
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