What Is a Canadian Penny Made of?

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The Canadian penny comprises: 94.5% of steel, 3.5% of copper and 2% of nickel plating. Initially, this penny was made of largely nickel; however, the composition was changed in the year 1982 to include copper, and later in 2000, to include steel.
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Prior to 2001 pennies were made from copper, or a copper-nickel alloy; since 2001 they have been made of copper plated steel.
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Pennies are made up of different percentages of copper, zinc, tin, and bronze. The first pennies were made from just copper. Now they are made mostly out of tin.
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The Canadian 1965 penny is made of scrap silver. There are 1.11 oz of pure
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Zinc, with a copper coating.
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