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Helpful Tips from John Lobota
Cleaning Copper & Bronze Coins Part 2
First I would like to make a short addendum to Part 1
of coin cleaning. Cleaning coins by the methods
previously noted can take much time and patience. The
process is not one to rush; neither can one expect quick
and easy results. However, there is a way to save time and
effort.
Electrolysis is a simple, quick and extremely effective
way to clean copper and bronze coins. It is used for
heavily encrusted coins and is the method preferred by
treasure salvors and for ancient coin hoards. Every
detectorist should make and use their own electrolysis
unit.
See a full tutorial on how to make and use an
electrolysis unit here:
http://gometaldetecting.com/electrolysis_cleaning.htm
Any method of cleaning copper or bronze coins that
leaves only the bare metal surface of the coin may warrant
toning to bring back a more natural and appealing patina. I
will cover some methods for making a cleaned coin more
appealing in Part 3 next month.

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CHALLENGE LEVELS
LEVEL ONE
(CERTIFICATE AND INDIAN HEAD PENNY)

Pauline Nash
Frank Nash
LEVEL TWO

(CERTIFICATE AND SILVER DIME)

Ernie Bouyoucas

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CLUB T-SHIRTS
Sign ups for a club t-shirt began at the September
meeting. Orders will be placed after the December
meeting. The shirts, which will feature an 8 inch silk
screened club patch on the front, will be crew neck style
made out of 50/50 cotton and polyester. You have a
choice of white or royal blue. Sizing is based on men’s
sizes. Cost will be $12 for small, medium, large and extra
large. XX large and larger sizes will be $15. Shirts
should be available by the January meeting. Either sign
up at the club meetings or contact Linda Bennett by
email or telephone to place your order.

HOLIDAY RAFFLE
Ed Weston is at it again! He has made another one of
his fabulous Holiday Trees and donated it to the club to be
raffled off at the Holiday Party. Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5.
Ed said “There is a secret message written on the tree
somewhere.” Linda Bennett offered a Silver Quarter to
the finder. Pauline Nash found it right away!

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MEMBER TIPS
John Lobota - This is the treasurenet.com Shipwreck
Forum....Scroll down the page; there are about 40 images
of crew, boat and finds from the Jupiter wreck.
http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.php/topic,52846.0.html

Bob and Jan Smirnow report that undercover police
are staking out South Beach and taking pictures of all
beach goers in order to create a database to help solve
crimes. These undercover police are posing as couples on
vacation.
Pauline Nash wrote a poem this summer while
visiting family in Italy and missing her metal detector and
friends at the club:

A DAY ON THE BEACH METAL DETECTING
When you wake up at five,
You start to drive.
With an enormous temptation,
You go to your destination.
When you see your buddy,
You both go out to look for money.
When you hop on that beach,
You wait to hear a beep!
While digging up your prize,
You get a high five.
With your bud next to you,
He remembers he's only found a shoe.
When you fill the hole up,
After claiming your cup.
You hop back on your feet,
And hunt the rest of the beach.
But when the day is over,
You say bye to rover,
Get in your car,
And go to the bar.
Once you make it home.
You give the dog his bone.
Cause after finding a diamond ring.
You want to sing.