I use a toothpick. A cosmetic brush. I cut it short to make it harder. I will be using a smaller one. A magnifying glass. I found two silver coins on one of my last metal detecting trips. Both were soaked for one day in distilled water. I will clean this one from 1769. Let’s begin… The coin is still wet. I dip the brush in water every time I use it. The scratches you see, were already there underneath the dirt. I’m using a nail file, to create a flat spot on the tip of the toothpick. I try to touch the soil (very gently). Just to move it a little bit. The coin stays always wet. This coin was not difficult to clean (compared to my other ones). But because of a thin layer of dirt, I had to be very careful. You can use the settings button to speed up the video (if you like). What doesn’t come off, can stay (for now). The other side… You probably ask yourself the whole time, if the brush has to be pink. The answer is: Yes. A fresh drop of water. Water adds contrast, you can see the dirt much better. It also prevents the toothpick from scratching the coin. And it keeps the soil loose. The “final” result.