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Penny Nickel Composition Change Findings

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Penny Nickel Composition Change Findings     The Coin Modernization Act of 2010 has officially announced their findings. So what is the answer? ‘We need more time.’ No news is the absolute best news as it means that we all have a lot more time to capitalize on pennies and nickels before the Government takes them in themselves. Most intriguing …

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Coin Modernization Act 2010 Reports 2012

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Coin Modernization Act 2010 Reports 2012     A friendly reminder that the Coin Modernization Act 2010 is to report its findings mid-December 2012. That means, any day now, we could get the update on whether the penny is being eliminated or having a metal composition change. This also goes for the nickel being eliminated or having a change in …

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Why do People Buy Newer Zinc Pennies?

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Why do People Buy Newer Zinc Pennies?   What’s so special about these coin bags full of newer zinc pennies? It’s about perspective and experience. To some, these are worthless trinkets because of their metal zinc content. Sort out the older coins and deposit these for face value. But is this an accurate assessment? To a Lincoln Cent Collector, the …

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1943 Penny

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1943 Penny       This is the 1943 penny you will see. The steel penny of 1943 is made primarily out of steel with a zinc coating. But why was steel used this year? The answer is unfortunate: War. During World War II, copper was in such demand for tank shells and ammunition that pennies were made of steel …

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How Much Copper is in a Penny

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How Much Copper is in a Penny       The amount of copper in a penny depends on the year the penny was made or minted. The most common pennies you will find are what are commonly called zinc pennies. These pennies are dated mid 1982 and newer and comprise of 97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper. Pennies dated mid …

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Dimes And Silver Dimes in Penny Bags

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Dimes and Silver Dimes in Penny Bags       Time and time again, we get very confused. Dimes in penny bags happens. A lot. Don’t get us wrong. We love it. After all, the newest record is officially:     3 nickels 241 dimes 1 silver dime     Yes. That’s right. A $50 penny bag had $24.10 in …

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Dimes in Penny Bags

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Dimes in Penny Bags       Pennies come in penny bags. This may seem obvious. But did you know there are plenty of other things in penny bags too? Dimes are the biggest culprit. Nickels, quarters, and euro are common as well. Not to mention the couple times we found teller keys in the penny bags (whoops). In sealed …

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Sealed Penny Boxes Versus Bags

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Sealed Penny Boxes Versus Sealed Penny Bags       Investing in $25 penny boxes   Pennies are fun. The copper ones from 1982 and pre 1982 are worth more than their face value (copper pennies are 95% copper and 5% zinc). This makes the copper penny worth more than twice its face value due to its metal value (and …

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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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Posts Disclaimer | Copper Pennies

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Posts Disclaimer     There are two major points we wish to make:   (1) Prosperity through peace, freedom, and knowledge. This is what our posts strive to achieve. Our goal is to educate and inform. You make the decisions on how you wish to interpret that information. In no way do we encourage any illegal, unlawful, violent acts that …