Oh the horrors of my childhood.
I remember when I was around 8 or 9 in the late 70's I had a neighbor that was probably 75 at the time. She knew I had folder with some Indian head cents in it. She had a pile of silver coins from the early 1900ds through the 1960's. About once a month or so, she would invite me over to sit around and use silver polish to shine those coins up all bright and shiny. Thinking back, I wonder how many nicer Barbers, Mercs, SLQ's and Walkers we ruined. I didn't know enough as a kid, and she was of the mindset that her silver coins should look like her silverware.