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The grey thing mounted in this is I suspect a silver coin. Any suggestions on cleaning it to see what it is?

 

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Is the ring gold? what purity?

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Nice find Rick, was that an AQ find??

   I'm thinking some sort of collectible silver coin, based on the buildup, and the setting! I don't believe a platinum coin would have a concretion like that!

     I would have a jeweler possibly remove the coin for proper cleaning! That way, the setting won't be damaged! The setting look's custom for what it is holding, and is very nice! Let us know when it's cleaned! Post a pic!!👍👍

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Coin or emblem maybe. Platinum would be pretty clean. My guess silver.

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I would use electrolysis. Just keep an eye on it, so you don't go too long. Here is a silver I cleaned a few months ago. I don't usually clean any of it, but this one stirred my imagination. Just used a small battery charger.

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I agree that electrolysis would probably do the job but I would proceed with caution. That could be a valuable coin being that it is set in gold. I agree with JoeD and would probably have a capable jeweler involved.

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For electrolysis, I use a model train transformer and watch it carefully. Less power than the battery charger shown above, adjustable and yet I still need to watch to make sure I'm not loosing the silver too.

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