The chemical symbol for Silver is Ag.
I was given some silver bars - several 10 oz and 1 oz sizes. And a
few coins - some coins are collectable and some are just valuable for
their Ag content.
Some of the items have tarnished. IIRC Ag tarnishes as a result of
sulfur exposure. I would like to remove the tarnish on some of the
bars and a few of the "non-collectable" coins. I don't want to
remove any Ag if possible. I've seen some polishers that use
abrasives to clean and I'm not sure if this is a good idea. I've also
seen some processes of removing Ag tarnish that uses chemical
reactions - salt, tin foil and vinagar I belive.
Does anyone have a suggestion or advice on cleaning the silver and how
to store it to prevent tarnishing? Or if there are any things I could
put in with the siver to prevent the tarnishing?
I have something that I store with my iron items (guns, knives,
trinkets) that release a Volital Organic Compound of some kind that
forms a barrier around the metal and prevents rusting. I'm unsure if
there is something like this for silver or not.
I will also search the net and try to see if there is a collectable
coin news group that my have some advice.
Any suggestions are appreciated.