Cleaning Coins

Overview of Activity

Learn how to clean your coins

Equipment Needed

  • A few old (not shiny) pennies
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Non-metal bowl
  • Paper towels


  1. Pour the vinegar into the bowl and add the salt.
  2. Give the mixture a good stir.
  3. Put about 5 pennies into the bowl and count to 10 slowly.
  4. Take out the pennies and rinse them out in some water.
  5. Admire their shininess.


Risk Assessment

Leader in charge: Ed

Hazard Identified/ Risks
from it?
Who is at
How are risks already controlled?
What extra controls are needed?
DrowningAllDrowning can happen even in shallow water, so be aware of your environment. Avoid
working alone near water.
Slips and trips – Wet
AllEnsure you are in an area where water can be cleaned up. Wear non-slip footwear.