Stress is everywhere. You can get stress due to your everyday work. You can also get stress by just simply sitting or lying down. If you are a person who would like to get away from the stress in your life, you would need to do something to get rid of it.
One way in order for you to get rid of stress is by having a hobby. Getting a hobby is very effective in getting rid of almost any kind of stress: Whether it is from your job, from your house, from your peers or from yourself. You may start doing some activities you’ve never done before. You may also try and start having your own collection of different stamps, coins or key chains. If you are into sports, collecting custom challenge coins can also be a great hobby for you.
Once you get yourself into collecting these custom challenge coins, you have the option to buy them, sell them or trade them with other collectors. Using this way, you can meet a lot of collectors and enthusiasts who share the same hobby as you. There are some collectors and enthusiasts who are into collecting custom challenge coins which falls under a certain theme. There are some who would collect coins which can only be bought from different amusement parks such as the Disneyland or the Universal Studios. There are also some coins which are available on different sports events only. Custom challenge coins which are available during these special events have the event’s name and logo engraved onto them. There are also some wherein the names of the participating teams are on the coins. If the name of the winning team is engraved on the coins, it is considered as limited edition ones. Limited edition custom challenge coins are sought after by all collectors.
Whether you are trading or selling your challenge coins, you would need to ensure that all of your challenge coins are in pristine condition in order for them to have a very high value. If your challenge coins are dirty and would need some cleaning, you would need to have the professionals do all the cleaning for you. However, if you cannot bring your challenge coins to the professionals and would want to do the entire cleaning job by yourself, here are some of the few tips you can do in order to make your challenge coins clean and shiny:
1. Before you start cleaning your challenge coins, you would need to prepare your soaking solution first. Mix some mild soap (you may use a mild hand soap or dishwashing liquid) and warm water together. Soak all of your challenge coins in the warm soapy water solution. If you do not want to use mild soap, you may also opt to use olive oil. Olive oil is tough to remove all the dirt and residue on the coin. It is also mild and will definitely not ruin the surfaces of your coins. Never use a tarnish remover for it will ruin the surfaces of your coins as well as the designs engraved on it.
2. Never brush the surfaces of your challenge coins. Brushing your challenge coins will scratch their surfaces. Once scratched, the value of the coin decreases. If you would want to remove any visible dirt or residue on the coin, you may use your finger to rub them off.
3. Once your challenge coins are clean, you may rinse them with cold water. Using the running water directly from the faucet is the best rinsing water. Once it is already the final rinsing, use distilled cold water only.
4. To dry your coins, line them on a soft cloth. You may also use paper towels.