Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by SmokinJoe, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. SmokinJoe

    SmokinJoe Well-Known Member

    Oh my....This is what happens when you put a coin in a container of
    apple cider vinegar and salt.....And then you forget it's in there...Yes....You
    forget for a couple of days...:arghh:
    Oh my....It just dawned on me.....Isn't it a Federal crime to damage American coins?!
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Time to toss it on ebay as a mint error :p
  4. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank


    only $1,000,000
  5. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Apple cider vinegar is made for collard greens... Not cents!! And now that you posted the feds are all over ya!;)
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  6. Hoky77

    Hoky77 Well-Known Member

    Practice on 2002 Ds before doing your 1909 s vbd!
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  7. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    To be fair, only a Zincoln (among US coinage) will go that far in so short a time. But vinegar (acid) plus salt (chloride) is a metal-eater; don't ever put a coin in it unless you're doing a science experiment, and if you do that, please, please use a coin that's already worthless. (For example, Zincolns. Lots and lots of them.)
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  8. SmokinJoe

    SmokinJoe Well-Known Member

    Wow....I didn't think of that furryfrog.....What an AWESOME IDEA!!!
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  9. SmokinJoe

    SmokinJoe Well-Known Member

    I know Randy!! I know!!!:banghead:
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  10. SmokinJoe

    SmokinJoe Well-Known Member

    Yeah Treashunt, oh yeah.....It is one of a kind!!!
  11. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Professional Teenager

    My turn! I Put 1 tablespoon in 1/2 cup of white vinegar(no apple cidar vin. at my house) with 5 zinc cents. Lets see what happens
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  12. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Cut or file one of the cents enough to expose the zinc, and you should see actual bubbles of hydrogen forming.
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  13. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Zinc doesn't care what kind of acid attacks it, or what it was made from.
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  14. SmokinJoe

    SmokinJoe Well-Known Member

    Wow CoinBlazer, let us know what happens.....I doubt it's gonna be as crappy as mine :hungover:
  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Now that's what I call a Holy Cent!
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  16. SmokinJoe

    SmokinJoe Well-Known Member

    @Collecting Nut .....I never thought about that...Duuuhh
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  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thanks for my good morning laugh. :)
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  18. sergeant

    sergeant Not a Member

    Zinc is an awful metal
  19. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Zinc is great, in the right applications.

    Wrapping it in copper to make circulating coins is the wrong application. Unless, of course, you're a zinc manufacturer looking to lock in a revenue stream.
  20. sergeant

    sergeant Not a Member

    I don't like zinc zippers.
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