How do you clean up copper coins?

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How do you clean up copper coins?
« on: 12/06/2008 08:14:41 »
frank asked the Naked Scientists:

How do you clean copper cents and nickel coins? (and also to remove their toning)

I also need to know how to remove water marks from uncirculated lincoln cents. Hope someone has some ideas.

Thanks, Frank

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« Reply #1 on: 12/06/2008 12:23:32 »
Hi Frank,

I think cola does a good job of cleaning copper coins.....just drop them in a small glass full for a short while and you'll get sparkling results  !


I might be wrong though and I don't know if this applies to diet coke too !!

Lets hope a passing copper coin cleaner spends a penny to drop in and answer you correctly.
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« Reply #3 on: 12/06/2008 14:34:35 »
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« Reply #4 on: 12/06/2008 16:16:47 »
Brasso for copper.
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« Reply #5 on: 12/06/2008 16:17:56 »
Hi Frank,

I think cola does a good job of cleaning copper coins.....just drop them in a small glass full for a short while and you'll get sparkling results  !


I might be wrong though and I don't know if this applies to diet coke too !!

Lets hope a passing copper coin cleaner spends a penny to drop in and answer you correctly.

cola works for that as well as making a baking soda paste and elbow grease.. The cola is great and faster..

Yep Brasso also!

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« Reply #7 on: 12/06/2008 20:17:52 »
It's one of the early Kitchen Science things.

That section is a great repository of things to unbore bored children.
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« Reply #8 on: 12/06/2008 20:20:29 »
Oh! Paul already said.
Beeswax: Natures petrol tank sealant.

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« Reply #9 on: 12/06/2008 21:41:18 »
Take care not to remove too much copper.  'Copper' coins are made of steel in most countries.