This morning, M* and E* were washing coins in the bathroom sink. Not that I minded some of the toothpaste crud getting washed off with all the water that they were using...but I figured we could really get the pennies shiny! So I googled a recipe:
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tsp. salt
Mix well...and soak away!
As I was trying to get these pictures posted, DD came up to me heart broken. Her silver coins which were not cleaned in the above solution, rather just wet for a while, are now extremely tarnished...and some had fallen in the garbage disposal...so I had to dig around in there...ugh.
So I think what we will do is...gather up the silver coins, drive over to the bank and ask for shiny ones. haha.
EDITED: We ended up going to the bank with the coins (and a few extra from mom's wallet) and exchanged them for four dollar bills. The teller asked us what she had cleaned them with. I said, "Just water." And the teller SMELLED the coins!! haha. It was a good chance for my kids to learn how to stand in line at a bank, for M* to talk to a bank teller and well, with such dreary Sprink Break weather...it was nice to go on a field trip!