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Title: How to clean these real ancient Chinese coins?
Post by: Administrator on March 21, 2017, 10:45:16 PM
One master from PRC China sent me these coins. Now the parcel on the way to my place. Qing Dynasty ones to be exact.

Following coin pictures just for illustration.

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How to clean these real ancient Chinese coins? Need special steps before use them for divination?
Title: Re: How to clean these real ancient Chinese coins?
Post by: Rao on March 21, 2017, 11:58:47 PM
To my knowledge use the sea rock or crystalline salt .some it for a day and then with tooth brush and  lemon juice.  For shining use ur local toothpaste too.
Title: Re: How to clean these real ancient Chinese coins?
Post by: Administrator on March 22, 2017, 09:21:05 AM
Thanks @Rao

before your post, I thought just soak it in Dettol solution for few hours! :P
Title: Re: How to clean these real ancient Chinese coins?
Post by: Rao on March 22, 2017, 10:29:39 AM
You are welcome.
The common salt has many properties, that it can do, I think you know this, In Feng Shui Salt water cure is used to keep the 5 Yellow under control, In our consultations we recommend it. and it is the easy and an economical method to use. 
Title: Re: How to clean these real ancient Chinese coins?
Post by: HanSheng on March 22, 2017, 03:47:13 PM
Hi Administrator,

Better to cleanse them in temple ( Qi Lu ) and place them outside to cleanse and expose them to sun and moon light.

HanSheng
Title: Re: How to clean these real ancient Chinese coins?
Post by: Administrator on March 22, 2017, 03:53:07 PM
@HanSheng

can you tell me more about the temple part? How?
Title: Re: How to clean these real ancient Chinese coins?
Post by: HanSheng on March 22, 2017, 04:34:04 PM
Hi Administrator,

While inside the temple, we place the item in the table ( any table can also be table for offering ) and light 3 incense, put them in the incense burner and pray for help and guidance. After that we hold the item turn them clockwise for 5 times ( harmony ) or counter clockwise also 5 times ( to dissolve obstacle )
Don't forget to donate some money.

As some of the ancient! coin may just come with bad omen and for what ever purpose it ( coins ) may serve, better to do the above procedure.

HanSheng 
Title: Re: How to clean these real ancient Chinese coins?
Post by: HanSheng on March 22, 2017, 05:14:05 PM
Hi Administrator,

We simply call it in Chinese as 通爐.

HanSheng
Title: Re: How to clean these real ancient Chinese coins?
Post by: ArtofFugue on March 22, 2017, 07:41:21 PM
Personally I will not use real ancient chinese coins for I Ching divination because it is like using wine to take a bath. I use replicas.

2nd, if they are genuine they have numismatic value. If you wash and clean them, they devalue. From numeric grade become details grade.