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I have asked this before, but no one has given me a definitive answer. Why can a bottle be "tumbled" to bring it back to a "like new" polish yet if you clean, polish or try to improve the look of a collectible coin that item becomes effectively worthless. Why is it bottle collectors don't seem to mind the "tumbling" process? Can you tell the difference between a "museum quality" original mint condition bottle and one that is also perfect, but it got that way due to being tumbled? I am planning on setting up a tumbler soon, but I would like to hear an opinion o this first. Thanks Karl


You'd have to ask a Coin Collector this Question. There are some people that consider a Tumbled Bottle worthless. I know some Bottle Collectors want nothing to do with a tumbled Bottle & won't add one to their Collection. Others like myself don't mind them. I don't think there is a definitive answer as it more depends on people opinions of what they like or don't like. LEON.
 

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If I had a tumbler, I'd tumble only the inside of the bottle; in other words, I'd only use the abrasive powder on the inside. There is no bottle detail on the inside, but there is sometimes corrosion of the inside surface of the glass, and that reduces its gloss.
 

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I have asked this before, but no one has given me a definitive answer. Why can a bottle be "tumbled" to bring it back to a "like new" polish yet if you clean, polish or try to improve the look of a collectible coin that item becomes effectively worthless. Why is it bottle collectors don't seem to mind the "tumbling" process? Can you tell the difference between a "museum quality" original mint condition bottle and one that is also perfect, but it got that way due to being tumbled? I am planning on setting up a tumbler soon, but I would like to hear an opinion o this first. Thanks Karl
Coin collectors are an odd bunch in general. Anytime something is "Polished" material is removed from the item being polished. In the case of bottles, a tiny bit of glass is gently removed from the surface with smooths out the blemishes. This removal of material in the coin collecting world is a great no! no! Any removal of material from the coin will in the eyes of coin collectors greatly diminish the coin itself. Short of electrolysis leave a coin alone other than mild soap and water.
 

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The white cloudy stuff that you can't get off no matter how much you clean it. In order to remove it you have to have a tumbler which requires a long time tumbling in copper and a type of cleaner such as our keepers Friend and others. That's the short of it.
Thank you all. I rather like the bottle sickness look so I will keep them all sick!
 

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