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(Solved) - How to clean 1943 steel penny?

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  • Started 1 year ago by Needhelpbro
  • Latest reply from Lighthouse
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Needhelpbro
Needhelpbro
Posts: 105

I have a 1943 steel wheat penny, and I had it all nice and clean, but this thin layer of something is there and dirt shows up and it smears. Is there any way to remove this? (They are not Rusty or full of crap anymore)

They are also un-worn and scratched a little.

Posted 1 year ago
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vistual
vistual
Posts: 3135

i heard cleaning them might be the worst thing you can do to de-value them unless you really know what youre doing. should have probably left them as is.

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Needhelpbro
Needhelpbro
Posts: 105

I clean them for my own personal love, plus, steel pennies have almost no value, so I am not going to worry.

Posted 1 year ago
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vistual
vistual
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goes to show how much i know about coins!!
LOL! : )
thats cool! maybe one of the guys knows a thing or two.
hey post a pic. would be nice to see what it looks like as well as the "thin layer of something' if you can get a good enough shot so people can maybe know better how to approach that.
g'd luck with that.
g'd night.

Posted 1 year ago
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Needhelpbro
Needhelpbro
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I will attempt it.

Posted 1 year ago
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Drizzle
Drizzle
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Here's what the 'how to' site suggests...

http://www.ehow.com/how_484426.....nnies.html

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Ultrasonics may be the answer.

Posted 1 year ago
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Needhelpbro
Needhelpbro
Posts: 105

I tried letting a few drops of lemon juice sit on it, and so far it worked, so I will put it on solved unless it ends up in the same place somehow. Thanks for all of your suggestions anyway!

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Lemon juice is acidic, so wash with distilled water after, and blow dry straight away.
And wear disposable gloves in the handling.

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