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Hyperinflation and Coins

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Hyperinflation and Coins   (The German Hyperinflation Historical Example. See chart enlarged)     Hyperinflation has no exact science definition. However, to give you an idea, hyperinflation is when the money supply has increased so dramatically, prices of goods and services increase at an out-of-control state. Hyperinflation therefore is the extreme downward value of currency, extreme downward ability of buying …

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How to Beat Inflation with Pennies and Nickels

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How to Beat Inflation with Pennies and Nickels       Inflation and time. What if you knew what you could invest in cheaply today that would be 2000% more valuable in 10, 20, 50 years from now? Unfortunately we don’t have a time machine or psychic powers, so we’ll have to work with a logical working knowledge of history. …

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Metal Composition of a Coin

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Metal Composition of Coin     What does Composition of a coin mean   The composition of a coin means what material was used in physically creating the coin. Though a coin could be made of many materials, most world coins are made of various different types of metal. Copper, zinc, and steel are very common examples of metal used …

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Sealed Unsearched Penny Bags

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Penny Bags       Sealed penny bags from banks are great ways to search for rare coins and also collect copper pennies while you sort through them. Save the hassle of begging banks to give you penny bags, or worst yet, cracking open penny rolls from penny boxes. Getting penny bags from banks to sort for rare pennies and …

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Pennies Per Pound

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Pennies Per Pound   The amount of pennies per pound can vary due to pennies having different metal content based on the year the penny was made. If you want pennies per pound in either all zinc penny amounts or all copper penny amounts then the chart below illustrates the number of pennies per pound for you. If you want …

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Nickels Composition Change to Steel Nickels

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Steel Nickels Are Nickels Made of Nickel Surprise! Nickels are actually made mostly of copper. The metal composition of a nickel is 75% copper and 25% nickel. So a nickel is made of some nickel, but mostly, a nickel is made of copper. Nickel Legislation Change   Say, “Goodbye!” to the Copper Nickel.     And, “Hello!” to the Steel …

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Penny Composition Change to Steel Pennies

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Steel Pennies     Penny Legislation Change   Say, “Goodbye!” to the Zinc Penny.     And, “Hello!” to the Steel Penny.     It’s 1943 all over again, except instead of a copper shortage, it’s a copper affordability shortage.       UPDATE FOR PENNY AND NICKEL METAL COMPOSITION: COIN MODERNIZATION ACT 2010 REPORTS 2012       December …

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Nickels

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Copper Nickels       Nickels. The runner up coin to the copper penny or underdog fighter with quite a punch? Copper pennies mathematically are worth more than nickels in copper content compared to face value (from an investing point of view), but the nickel has a rather intriguing investment benefit the penny cannot do. The nickel is worth five …

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Pennies

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Copper Pennies       Pennies. We see them casually on the ground, discarded, lonely, and we walk right by. We see them in “take a penny, leave a penny” trays at cash registers. Pennies are price advertising gimmicks when we see something priced $9.99 rather than $10.00, because the one single penny makes the price look cheaper. They are …