Hi, I recently purchased some British war service medals which were silver plated ( to prevent tarnishing )by the original owner. Is there any way or process I can remove the silver plating from a silver medal without causing any permanent damage?
Most chemicals that might be used to remove silver would also remove part of the base metal beneath. Even if you were to find someone to reverse the electroplating you may cause damage to the bronze casting. Sorry I could not be of further help.