This may be a silly question...but do old coins corrode brass?
I collect old coins that turn up in my every day change.
I usually scan the dates and collect anything older than 1970 or anything unusual and squirrel them away in my safe...eventually.
However before I put it in my safe, I usually throw the coins in a tiny little tupperware I keep in my night stand, which is also where I keep two .38 special speed loaders ready to go.
Last night I noticed the rounds that were sitting on top of my old coins were starting to get very discolored and a tiny bit corroded.
Even the hollow point bullets were showing signs of discoloration. Very strange.
I spent the better part of last night cleaning all the rounds indavidually with "Never Dull" and they cleaned right up...but it got me wondering if it was the coins that were causing the brass to react that way. Mostly pennies and Bicentenial or old Quarters and such.
Has anyone ever seen such a thing?
I started poking around the internet in an effort to see if this is a common thing, but I couldn't find anything
I'm going to find another temporary place to store my coins rather than next to my speed loaders to see if the problem goes away.
Anyone else seen this happen?