Most collectors are attracted to the shiniest versions of the items they collect. If you find rare gold coins for sale, however, you must know what type of shine to look for.
A shiny coin can be a precious commodity, but only when it is appropriate; for this reason, it is important to distinguish coins that are well preserved from those that have been recently cleaned. A rare coin collector will look for a coin that looks natural. This means that cleaning up an old penny does not necessarily make it more valuable, and it can even have a negative impact on its worth. It is okay if your coins are not all in mint condition, but do not try to clean them unless you are certain that you will not damage the coin in any way.
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