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Old 02-10-2020, 03:03 PM
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Default Tumbling zincs with coppers?

So I got a bunch of coinage Iím about to start tumbling. Iíve always heard donít mix the silver coins with the pennies but does it make a difference if I tumble the zinc pennies that I think may be saveable with the copper pennies?

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Itís perfectly fine, I always run coppers and zincs together. The reason you donít run clad/silvers with coppers is the copper stains the rest.


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Old 02-10-2020, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by L0S3R View post
Itís perfectly fine, I always run coppers and zincs together. The reason you donít run clad/silvers with coppers is the copper stains the rest.


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Ah gotcha, thatís what I was thinking! Thanks for the reply.

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I dig a lot of zinc pennies at the beaches. Any copper penny I find mostly comes from the dirt. I tumble them together. Some times I put the zincs back in for another run thru to try to salvage them. Some are so bad that I just toss them in the trash. But if you save up enough of those stinking pennies they do add up to dollars. I have run in excess of 17,000 thru the coin counter at mu local credit union.
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Old 02-11-2020, 06:27 PM
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don't waste your time cleaning pennys
the electric cost more to run than a full tumbler full
IF you must collect pennys i sure do not
save them at all.. you can mail them in to the mint
to get a check back for all the junk pennys
just look up damaged money on the internet
it will tell you where to send bills coins
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by vegasplayer View post
don't waste your time cleaning pennys
the electric cost more to run than a full tumbler full
IF you must collect pennys i sure do not
save them at all.. you can mail them in to the mint
to get a check back for all the junk pennys
just look up damaged money on the internet
it will tell you where to send bills coins
Your point about not cleaning zinc cents, due to electric cost, seems to apply even more so regarding your advice to mail them in to the US Mint. I bet postage cost would be way more than electric cost for the same weight in Zincolns.

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