Clean Your Wheat Pennies With A Rock Tumbler

Many coin collectors find their treasures using a metal detector.  Coins that are found in the ground, especially wheat pennies that have been there for many years, are going to be very dirty.

Or maybe you just want to brighten up your dingy old wheat pennies to make them look better.

Cleaning your wheat pennies with a rock tumbler can make a huge difference. From personal experience we have seen unrecognizable pennies go into the tumbler and come out very clean and readable!

Items Needed:

  • Rock Tumbler
  • Rocks (get the smallest bag of the smallest aquarium rocks you can find)
  • Water
  • Dish Washing Liquid

Steps: (make sure to read and understand the directions for your specific tumbler)

  • Fill each tumbler with about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the aquarium rocks
  • Add enough wheat pennies so that the tumbler is about 1/2 full
  • Cover with water
  • Add a small squirt of dish washing liquid

Depending on how dirty your coins are, you may need to run the tumbler for 2 hours or longer and you also may need to change the water every couple of hours and add more dish washing liquid.

NOTE: Never mix your pennies with your silver coins.  The silver coins will turn a pinkish color from the pennies.  That's why we recommend a dual drum rock tumbler.

NOTE: ALWAYS USE CAUTION WHEN ATTEMPTING TO CLEAN ANY OF YOUR COLLECTIBLE COINS!

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Electric Rotary Coin Brass Rock Stone Polishing Tumbler Cleaner Tool Dual Drum
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6 LB DUAL DRUM ROTARY ROCK TUMBLER POLISHER - FREE SHIP
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Rock Tumbling Grit Kits-Dual 12 lb Tumblers-4 Step-3 Sil Carb and 1 Alumina
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1910 Wheat Penny Rolls

March 29, 2010 by Jake · Leave a Comment
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1 Roll of Wheat Cents 1910 - 1953 D All Diferent Dates Lot 6W
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1 Roll of Wheat Cents 1910 - 1951 D All Diferent Dates Lot 4W
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Half Roll(25) collection of Good 1910-P Lincoln Wheat Cents.
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Roll of Wheat Pennies - Unopened 1910 & 1912D on each end
Roll of Wheat Pennies - Unopened 1910 & 1912D on each end $6.00
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ROLL OF WHEAT PENNIES1910/1958UNC WHEAT SHOWING-#AM3
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Mixed Roll,1909 &1910 Wheat Pennies on ends of Roll
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Mixed Wheat Roll 1909 and 1910 on each end of roll
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1956 Wheat Penny

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1956 D RPM-016 Choice High Grade BU Lincoln Wheat Cent! #800
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1956 DDR-006 LINCOLN WHEAT CENT-GEM PROOF!! LUSTER!! NO RESERVE!! P6
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1956 Wheat Cent Pf RED
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BARELY CIRCULATED 1956 Lincoln Wheat Ears Cent whotoldya Lot 53
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U.S. 1956 Lincoln Wheat Penny - American One Cent Coin - Philadelphia Mint
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1956-D NGC MS66 RED Lincoln Wheat Cent!! #B1268
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1956 Proof Lincoln Wheat Cent, #4004
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Lincoln Wheat Cent Pennies 1955-D 1956 D 1957 D 1958 D Lot of 4 Coins
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1935 Wheat Penny

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BETTER GRADE 1935 Lincoln Wheat Ears Cent whotoldya Lot 61115
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1935 Lincoln Wheat Cent
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1935 Lincoln Head Wheat Penny Lincoln Head Wheat Cent Coin 1935 AU/BU
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1935d Lincoln Head Wheat Penny Lincoln Head Wheat Cent Coin 1935d AU/BU
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1935s Lincoln Head Wheat Penny Lincoln Head Wheat Cent Coin 1935s AU/BU
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1935-S LINCOLN WHEAT CENT
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1924-D Wheat Penny

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1924-D Lincoln Wheat Cent (cn3154)
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1950 Wheat Penny

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1950 D Lincoln Wheat Cent / Penny *AU / About Uncirculated* **FREE SHIPPING**
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Vintage Encased Wheat Penny 1950-D, TRUTH~LOVE~SERVICE~ONE GOD
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1924 Wheat Penny

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1924-D Lincoln Wheat Cent (cn3154)
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1950-D Wheat Penny

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1950 D Lincoln Wheat Cent/Penny - NGC MS 67 RD Red
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1950 D LINCOLN WHEAT CENT GEM BUNC
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Vintage Encased Wheat Penny 1950-D, TRUTH~LOVE~SERVICE~ONE GOD
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1950 D/D Lincoln Wheat Cent - RPM??? (V169)
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1949-S Wheat Penny

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1949 S RPM LINCOLN WHEAT CENT- BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED !! 9102
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1949 S/S RPM-001 XF Top 100! Lincoln Cent Wheat Penny
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1915-P Wheat Penny

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