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Restoring Rusty Penny


How do you turn a rusty penny back into its normal color?

Jessica B [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- S.C. Burton


What grade are you in, Jessica, so we can answer appropriately?

Without that info, all I can say is: seeing as how U.S. pennies can't rust because there is no iron in them, what is the normal color of the pennies you are working with?

Ted Mooney, Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey


Soak the penny in some Taco Bell hot sauce, really, it works! Anyone try this, makes 'em look new.

David Canard
- Houston, Texas


Soak the pennies in lemon juice. My sister did it for a science project... I am pretty sure that's how she did it.

Sarah H. [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Mechanichsville, Virginia, USA

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