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Offline Nikko

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Bronze disease?
« on: January 29, 2014, 01:41:47 PM »
I'm not sure if those turquoise areas are traces of bronze desease or simply patina.


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Re: Bronze desease?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 02:16:31 PM »
I don't think it is bronze disease. (edit- I looked at the bigger picture and it looks even less like BD)

BD is soft and powdery, you can try to scrape it with something like a needle to make sure...if it is BD, some will come off pretty easily.

I also would not wax it (as advised by someone at FORVM).

I have attached a photo of a coin that has bronze disease. As you can see, it looks like powdery blisters; while yours has a nice smooth appearance.

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Re: Bronze disease?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 05:01:19 PM »
Thank you Victor, i really appreciate your opinions.
I'm soaking  the coin in DW for a few days and i will take a new picture ;)