Learn how to turn pennies into silver pennies and into gold pennies with this science experiment from Beals Science. Craig Beals explains how to plate a penny with zinc to make a "silver penny" and then heat it to make a brass allow that looks like a "gold penny".
For full instructions and equipment visit https://www.bealsscience.com/single-post/2018/09/21/How-to-Make-Gold-Pennies-Using-Science
I often hear, "Is this legal?" Yes, it is legal to plate a US penny with zinc or to turn it to copper. But, do not try to sell the "silver" or "gold" pennies to others for the value of silver or gold - that is where you could get into trouble!
This experiment was performed by a trained professional in a secure and safe environment. Any person who uses this experiment and procedure does so at their own risk.