Clean a Penny

Introduction: Clean a Penny

Clean old dirty pennies in your collection with a quik and easy trick to make the good as new.

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Step 1: Get Penny's

Get the penny's that u will clean

Step 2: Get Eraser

Get an eraser to rub on the penny

Step 3: Rub

Rub until shines clean

Step 4:

Now you have clean and pretty pennies with increased value.

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    5 Discussions


    Reply 2 years ago

    Clean Pennies: 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1-3 tsp salt, A few unshiny pennies, Non-metal bowl, Paper towels. Pour vinegar into the bowl & add salt, stir. Put about 5 pennies into the bowl for 10 sec. Take out pennies and rinse in water.

    Hydrogen Peroxide will take a bright penny and darken it like an old penny. It will also clean dirt or organic material off coins & it sometimes loosens encrustations.

    Less Damage.


    6 years ago

    ...the wheat pennies and older pennies can be worth something.. If you clean them it decreases their value.


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    i know this too but i think the reason they decrease in value is if theyre polished. its because an abrasive will rub off a layer of the metal. i doubt keeping a penny clean over 50+ years will decrease the value in general. and an eraser isnt going to rub off any metal or leave scratches :]


    6 years ago on Introduction

    What the last commenter said. Cleaning reduces the value of a coin.