Next >︎
To Top

Cleaning Corroded Pennies

I found some old pennies that are all green and corroded. Does anyone know how to clean them up?

D.L. from Millbury, OH

Answers:

Cleaning Corroded Pennies

Ad

I heard that soaking them in a batch of Alka Seltzer would get that off. I'm not sure though. (11/13/2008)

By theseamstress

Cleaning Corroded Pennies

Use ketchup. It works wonders. I've also heard soaking in Pepsi or Coke will work, too. (11/13/2008)

By Jennifer

Cleaning Corroded Pennies

Vinegar will clean them. We tried it in school long ago and I still remember it made them look like new. (11/13/2008)

By creamofthecrop

Cleaning Corroded Pennies

Coins like furniture reduce in value if cleaned, so if you think they may be worth something, check with a coin dealer before cleaning. (11/14/2008)

By PICO

Cleaning Corroded Pennies

I've used baking soda and lemon juice, but anything acidic would work. I agree to check with a coin dealer if you think they may be valuable. (11/15/2008)

By Linda

Cleaning Corroded Pennies

Pennies can soak in a vinegar and salt solution. Then wipe clean. Have fun with your penny collection. (11/15/2008)

By pwsmith5858

Cleaning Corroded Pennies

Baking soda is not acidic, so don't use that if you are looking for an acid solution. I don't know about Alka Seltzer, but I'll bet that it is. Ketchup, vinegar, lemon juice those are all acids.

(11/16/2008)

By louel53

Cleaning Corroded Pennies

I used Louisiana Hot Sauce, left it for a short time (5 min.) and it wiped right off. (11/18/2008)

By BJ

Comments

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Article
Cleaning Corroded Pennies
Next >︎
Categories
September 15, 2009
Guides
A woman holding a piggy bank.
What Are You Doing to Pinch Pennies?
Covering a Tabletop With Pennies
Covering a Tabletop With Pennies
Homemade Softscrub Cleaner Recipe, Photo of cleaning bucket and supplies.
Cleaning Linoleum Floors
glass laying on table
Cleaning a Corroded Salt Shaker
More
👒
Mother's Day Ideas!
🐰
Easter Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site.
© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on March 23, 2017 at 5:41:59 PM on 10.0.1.161 in 954 msecs. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!