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Payner44
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I have a JJ's Coin Coalition set and love them!! They are starting to get a nice patina on them that I want to keep in tact. My question is how to make a regular Ike develop a similar patina so that I can switch it out without notice?

Much appreciate any suggestions and/or advice!!

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Huh, 63 views and no one has a solution?
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Are the coins made of the same materials? If not, the patina will not be the same. If you are just trying to get it to look aged, you may need to go to a coin dealer and look for one that has the aged look you need. Not sure if an Ike does get a patina or just gets a duller finish.
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Thanks for the feedback. Perhaps looking duller is a more appropriate description of what I'm trying to match with the real IKE.
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I've never seen a patina on a clad coin. The nickle layer does tend to dull quickly if exposed to air though, so that might be your best bet. If you want to accelerate it, perhaps putting it under a fan would make it oxidize more rapidly?

For what it's worth, I left my JJ casino chip in a little purse that doesn't have an air tight seal, and now it's much duller than the day I got it. I might do the same thing with one of my real Ikes to get a suitable match (or just polish up the casino chip).

I've also noticed that leather coin purses can cause clad coins to develop a very strange dulling effect if they are left unattended for a long period of time. The coins almost turn a little bit white (not dull silver, white). It comes off with a polishing cloth, but it's a very weird effect.
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My JJ Ike Coin Coalition is kept in the same coin purse as some regular Ikes. They all pretty much look the same now.
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They make a patina solution for like 6.00 at any craft store. Just dip the coin and ta-da!
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On Jun 13, 2019, Poor dini wrote:
They make a patina solution for like 6.00 at any craft store. Just dip the coin and ta-da!


That works well for copper coins, not so much for clad.
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I've discovered that just holding the coin in my hand while watching TV for about a week does the job! I must have fairly acidic sweat.
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