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) "
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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.