Category: Mistakes

  • Greek Tetras of Sicily

    Greek Tetras of Sicily

    About the coin NOTE: Mistakes were made in the cleaning of this coin. From an educational perspective, I would recommend not using the pin tool as much as I did for the mechanical cleaning. Longer distilled water soaks + bamboo skewers should have been included prior to the diamond pin tool. The Diamond Pin tool…

  • Emperor Claudius Bronze Dupondius

    Emperor Claudius Bronze Dupondius

    NOTE: This is also a story of going too far in the pursuit of removing deposits. Trying too remove encrusted deposits, I inadvertently and ignorantly tooled the legends/portrait and smoothed the fields. Many experts and professionals would consider this going too far and damaging the numismatic value of the coin. This is not an uncommon…