How is i properly clean my coins

I wonted to clean my coins so I put them in vinegar, baking soda, and salt but, it got them all rusty. So I put them in lemon juice but that discolored them. What do I do?

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ANSWER #1 of 3

never clean a collectable coin. take the coin to a dealer in the exact shape they are in and the dealer will guide you what to do. However, I highly doubt you have anything valuable so if you want to clean your little pennies that was minted in 2005. Go ahead and use baking soda.

ANSWER #2 of 3

Are these collectors coins?

You have to go by what they are made of...

Copper - a paste of salt, white vinegar, and flour
Silver - use aluminum foil, hot water, baking soda, and salt in a pan
Nickel - warm soapy water and a toothbrush

ANSWER #3 of 3

I heard vinegar cleans pennies

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