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Silver Tiger
30th March 2008, 18:29
Today, a local dealer tried to sell me a Silver Eagle that had what appeared to be burn marks (like from a lighter) on either side of the coin. They were brown in hue. Is this something naturally occurring like tarnishing? I've seen the same type of spots on coins on ebay. Are the spots cleanable?

Irons
30th March 2008, 18:37
Those are tarnish and come clean easily with about any silver cleaner out there.I bought a handful of really nasty looking sunshine rounds and rubbed them with some dry wipes my wife got, they look like new.no worries.

Silver Tiger
30th March 2008, 19:50
Thanks for the heads up!