I was painting a small box silver
and decided to paint a penny silver.
I faked out my gullible friends lots
of times . I made about 25 but I would
never use it at the candy store . I told my
friends to shut up and listen when I was
telling them about the difference between
a PENNY and a DIME,then ,I did not
know but while I was talking one of them
was holding one of my fake-out pennies
they then yelled"OMG WHAT THE FREAK IS
THIS???"I just started laughing terribly
and I got in trouble hope that the TROUBLE
part does not hit you.

Step 1: PAINT!!!

Picture of PAINT!!!

You will need 1 penny,
a silver or shiny white
nail polish, and if you
want you could do a top
coat. I used "BON BONS"
for the white shiny polish
and I used "LOVE YOUR NAILS"
for the top coat.And then
I just took a penny from my

Step 2: Let Dry

Picture of Let Dry

(I was going to skip straight to
the last step when I thought that
drying was important.)

You have to let the polish dry
for about 5-10 minutes. If you
have some quick-dry polish it will
probably take you about 2-3 min.
If you are not patient and you decide
to pick up the penny,even though
it is not dry, The penny will have finger
prints on it!

Step 3: Last Step-Top Coat

Picture of Last Step-Top Coat

You can use the top coat for a
shiny look. I used it once and
it looked just the same. I just
hoped that I would need it.
Anyways,it is just an additional
step. I do not want to repeat myself
so you know what to do after
you apply: LET DRY!!!!!!


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admin (author)2008-07-09

This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!

Sunny124613 (author)admin2008-07-09

Yeah About that um I will try again but all of my photo files come out corrupted I am sorry.

dombeef (author)2008-07-11

great job

Sunny124613 (author)dombeef2013-07-01

thank u dom beef ur comments make me smile :-)

cheating-master (author)2008-11-16

I have a reel silver penny. it is a 1943 silver penny you can look at one here:penny

omg i think my dad has one of these...

Gage987 (author)Sunny1246132009-06-26

I've got like two or three my grandma collected coins i think they only made silver pennies for like a year

austintktktk (author)2009-03-16

you might not know but that is ilegal lol ur defacing property of u.s.a
thought id let u know =P

It's only illegal if you try to use it to buy stuff.

GorillazMiko (author)2008-07-09

Cool, it looks a lot like a 1943 Steel Penny. +5/5 stars.

Goodhart (author)GorillazMiko2008-08-05

There are pastes that will, with I bit of work rubbing it in, plate the penny with real silver :-)

Goodhart (author)Goodhart2008-08-07

A warning though: the pastes and chemicals that do this are HIGHLY TOXIC and should not be handled, except by an adult who can follow instructions (like never touching the compound without gloves on, etc).

Sunny124613 (author)Goodhart2008-08-06

really? I was just experimenting with instructables...

Flumpkins (author)GorillazMiko2008-07-19

You DEFINATLY would know. I saw your coin collection on youtube. I have a 1943 steely penny too.

Sunny124613 (author)Flumpkins2008-07-19

COOL! I have never seen one of those...

Goodhart (author)Sunny1246132008-08-06

They aren't too prevalent, but I come across one now and then from a till :-)

Sunny124613 (author)Goodhart2008-08-07


dombeef (author)GorillazMiko2008-07-11

yea it does

Sunny124613 (author)GorillazMiko2008-07-10

Yeah I really do not know maybe I could take some nail polish remover and scrutinize it some more.....

Sunny124613 (author)2008-08-03



Flumpkins (author)2008-07-19

Nice hidden image tag at the top left corner...

Sunny124613 (author)Flumpkins2008-07-19

oh thanks, it was kinda unintentional

Flumpkins (author)Sunny1246132008-07-19

what do you mean? Like you didn't mean to do it? Or just to see if someone would notice?

Sunny124613 (author)Flumpkins2008-07-19

Well at first I did not mean to do it,but then I wanted to see if someone would see it:-)

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