Mentos Gum Containers
Submitted by Stephanie
Hi there! I have a great way to store your pennies while you are on a smashing mission. Plastic Mentos Gum containers are the perfect shape for already smashed pennies. It holds about 50. The container is small so it'll fit in a purse or pocket. Just wanted to share this with you guys. I've found it makes things a bit easier.
Mini M&M Containers
Submitted by Kristina
Mini M&M Containers work great for storing your quarters and pennies when going on a squishin' mission.
The containers holds exactly 40 quarters and 20 pennies -- enough to roll 5 sets of 4. You can prestack them (2 quarters and penny, 2 quarters and a penny, etc.) then just slide the number of coins you want to use out in your hand and you're ready to go.
Pill Bottle I
Submitted by Carol M.
Pill Bottle II
Submitted by Bryan L.
Save your prescription bottles. I have found that a prescription bottle is exactly the right size for 12 pennies and 24 quarters. Our pharmacist refers to this bottle as the 8 dram size. And after the pennies are smashed, just put them back in the bottle. Fill the bottle and keep it in your coat pocket or in the car.
Submitted by Adam J.
Tested by PennyCollector.com
We intentionally make the sleeves tight in the PennyCollector books so that air will not get to the coins and tarnish them. However, because every penny from a different year has a different composition of metal, and machines can be set to varying degrees of pressure, the variances of the length of the rolled coins can be substantial.
1) Put the tail side in first (pointy side)
2) Flatten the coin if necessary
3) Use a nickel or a quarter to help push it in
4) Curved needle-nosed pliers work well in extreme cases
Submitted by PennyCollector.com
After multiple trips to the Home Depot, we have discovered that the best way to prevent tarnish from returning to a cleaned coin is a good coat of Varathane Diamond Wood Finish (clear).
This is the same product that we use on the elongated pennies we have sealed into the cover of the PennyCollector (TM) books during their manufacture.
Exposure to the air is what causes a penny to tarnish over time. The Varathane seals the penny to prevent the air from reaching its surface.
Submitted by Josephine
Shine your penny then take clear nail polish and put it all over your penny. Your penny will soon then be clean from then on!
If you still are not satisfied with the results then you can use nail polish remover and remove the clear nail polish. It will not work with any old clear nail polish but Maybelline Salon finish!