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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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This coin, known as the Fugio cent, was 100% copper and this composition would continue until the mid-1800's. Paul Revere, a noted blacksmith, supplied ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

What is money made of? Chemistry! - science made simple

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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.

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 ...

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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 ... Credit: Dreamstime. A penny is not what you think. Indeed, from 1793 to 1837, a cent was pure copper. But newer pennies are made mostly of ...

Magnetic Copper | Now I Know

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Aug 25, 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 ...