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Penny (United States coin)

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A few copper cents from 1943 were produced from the 1942 ... Some 1982 pennies used the 97.5% zinc composition, ...

Why is a penny made of copper? - Finishing

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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) " haypennies" ...

Penny History - Americans for Common Cents

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The first one-cent coin was struck in 1787 by a private mint. This coin, known as the Fugio cent, was 100% copper and this composition would continue until the ...

Old Copper Pennies: Which Ones To Save & What They're Worth ...

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While some people may think that all pennies are made entirely from copper, virtually every one-cent coin made since late 1982 has a composition consisting of ...

Why is the penny the only copper coin? - Quora

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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 ...

Got a 1943 copper penny? Don't spend it. / Boing Boing

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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 ...

If Laws Change, 'Penny Hoarders' Could Cash in on Thousands of ...

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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 ...

The Most Expensive Penny - Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About ...

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As Canada stops minting pennies, TIME takes a look at the copper coin's rich, ... are often made by coating steel cents with copper or altering the dates of 1945, ...

Why Save Copper Pennies | Ryedale Coin

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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 ...

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Penny - History in the Headlines

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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.

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The Composition of the Cent - The United States Mint

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From 1837 to 1857, the cent was made of bronze (95 percent copper, and five ... You can read more about the rare, collectible 1943 copper penny in "What's So ...

What's a Penny Made Of? - Live Science

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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 ...

Is My Penny Solid Copper or a Copper Plated Zinc Cent? - Coins

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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.