03 September 2010

as good as new

for reasons i won't go into, i need a large amount of shiny pennies. now, pennies i have - and lots of them. but they are old and worn and grimy with age. the bank could not supply me with the shiny new coins i need. in desperation, i set about to clean my old penny collection. lemon juice and salt in a jar with the pennies, shaken a few times, and rinsed. and voilĂ ! the smell emanating from the jar upon opening is no longer lemony and actually smells a lot like a bad egg. but look how shiny my pennies are now!

7 comments:

Jenny Schouten Short said...

A coke will do the same. Nice color.

vacation said...

I like to save the old pennies

Gail said...

Thanks for the cleaning tip! The pennies look fresh from the mint.

madamebutterfly said...

We always used coke - its frightening when you think what it must do to your insides.

Nellie Dee said...

So, do tell, what are you doing with all those "shiny" pennies?

chris said...

Nellie Dee: let's just say the pennies are for a present...

Jenny Schouten Short & madamebutterfly: i have another smaller batch soaking in coke now. thanks for the tip!

Nora said...

Thanks for telling me that trick. I have lots of coins that I saved up that need cleaning.