Monday, August 23
We had some fun polishing pennies on our Friday cleaning day. My daughters love to polish mirrors, wood, and silver and now we can add pennies to the list. They often take out their coins to look at them and play with them. We had no trouble finding pennies in need of polishing and the before and after difference is impressive.
I put a little vinegar into a small bowl and some salt and mixed it together. We used an old toothbrush to scrub the mixture onto the pennies (both sides).
Next, the penny was placed on a cloth and rubbed to dry.
They looked almost new, which makes me cringe to think how dirty money actually is. My daughters admired their work and put them back in their piggy banks for another day.