Why is the Statue of Liberty green in color?

Burnished copper gives the Statue of Liberty that green hue.

The copper sheets are no thicker than a penny, and were made in France, shipped over, then riveted to the iron frame of the statue.

Because the rusted green copper actually serves as a coating that protects the integrity of the metal below, there have never been any attempts to clean it off.

why is the statue of liberty green in color

Maybe someday they’ll cover it in gold.

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