A few copper cents from 1943 were produced from the 1942 ... Some 1982
pennies used the 97.5% zinc composition, ...
The reason pennies are made out of copper goes back to the days when
currency was based on the value of metals (gold being the high standard) "
Jun 21, 2016 ... A penny is not what you think. Indeed, from 1793 to 1837, a cent was pure copper
. But newer pennies are made mostly of zinc. Here's the ...
Sep 23, 2014 ... Drop a magnet into a pile of U.S. pennies and not a whole lot is going to happen.
Pennies are made up of 97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper, and ...
Mar 11, 2014 ... 5p, 10p and 50p pieces are made up of 75% copper and 25% nickel and ... the
coins would then be worth more than the face value of the coin.
Anticipating a rise in copper prices, in 1982 the US changed the composition of
the one cent coin, from an alloy of 95% copper with the balance being zinc, to a ...
Aug 5, 2015 ... At least in the United States of America, the penny is not only not the only copper
... So to answer your question, at the time, to make a coin that had 25 cents worth
of copper would have made a coin so large to be cumbersome ...
Find out when the U.S. switched to the copper-plated zinc penny, and how to tell
if your penny is made of copper or zinc.
Dec 2, 2011 ... He's not a collector, he is what's known as a "penny hoarder" and he is ... A
copper penny is worth more than other pennies -- now mostly made ...
Mar 30, 2012 ... As Canada eliminates its pennies from circulation, explore ... the first English coin
known as the penny around 790 A.D.; it was made ... The copper content of U.S.
pennies has declined over the years due to rising prices.