The Statue of Liberty Was Once Completely Brown. Here's Why it Turned Green

Unless you failed middle school science class, you probably remember that the shiny red/brownish color of the metal copper will oxidize over time and develop a thin green layer of patina, completely altering its appearance. In this short video from YouTuber channel geobeats, remember that the copper Statue of Liberty was once a brown color rather than its famous patina green.

The Statue of Liberty has been green for most of her life, but there was a time in her youth when she sported a different hue.

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Statue of Liberty National Monument

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