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Article about: I have a Vietnam Campaign Medal that is turning green, was turning when I purchased it, doesn't appear to have worsened. Should I leave it or clean it up? I've had it about a year now and ne

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    I have a Vietnam Campaign Medal that is turning green, was turning when I purchased it, doesn't appear to have worsened. Should I leave it or clean it up? I've had it about a year now and never did know what to do with it.




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    The 'green' is called 'Verdigris' - taken partly from the French word 'vert' (green).

    This usually happens when copper, bronze or brass is in contact with leather
    and or humid conditions - perhaps caused by the way it was stored by
    it's previous owner.

    Most of it should wipe off with your finger and a tissue without spoiling
    the original patina much, but as these medals are not too expensive,
    you could find a replacement in better condition.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Personally, I'd wipe it off and clean it up abit-but nothing harsh.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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