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Copper is a mined resource, so the supply of copper is limited to the amount successfully mined and processed. Processing consists of shipping, separating, purifying, and then making it in to a useful shape or form. Once in the marketable form people can purchase it for use. Products like Wire for conducting electricity, pipe for a variety of piping systems, and electronics like motors and transformers are some good examples. when the demand for copper exceeds the supply the prices rise. So to answer your question most people value copper for it's recycling value, but without copper the wires, pipes, and electronics would have to be made with something else which may not be as convnient.
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Answer . There are many years that have valuable 1 cent coins. For Lincoln cents, this usually will involve a combination of the year and the mintmark -- a small "D" or "…S" below the date.\n. \nYou can find a list of retail values for all the different types of U.S. cents here :\n. \nhttp://www.numismedia.com/fmv/fmvcents.shtml
No. All 1983 cents were minted on zinc planchets coated with a thin layer of copper. The last solid copper cents were minted in mid-1982, and there are no reports of any co…pper blanks accidentally being mixed with the zinc ones in later years. Bottom line: as far as anyone knows, there was no repetition of the accident that allowed some copper cents to be minted back in 1943.
It is not a precious metal, but it a marketable metal and the demand for it has increased considerbaly in the last few years.
Yes there are 1831, 1834 and 1837 in high grades....1837 is quite rare 1841 with a colon after lettering REG on the reverse 1843 1849 1856 1860 over 59 (about 400 struck) - ex…tremely rare These are the best known of the rare copper penny dates.
As of 11th of December 2009, Copper is more valuable than zinc. According to the London Metal Exchange, Copper is worth $6.87 / kg and Zinc $2.29 / kg. Ple…ase see related link for details.
For metal content, or melt value, copper pennies (pre-1982) are worth about 2 cents each. As far as collector value, that depends more on specific dates, mint marks, and condi…tion.
Because they were fashionable and derable and their texture was good
Copper is not a precious metal, but demand for copper has remained high for many years. Since supply and demand directly affect price, the price has remained at appropriate le…vels. The main use for copper is in electrical wiring. Almost every electrical or electronic device contains some copper. Additionally, copper is useful for certain types of building structures, especially for decorative and long-lasting roof edging.
As of March 4th 2011: Lime Nickel is more expensive than Lime Copper by about 3:1 Price of Lime Nickel is $13.1315 Price of Lime Copper is $4.5225
Yes. The pure copper rarities are: 1827 pennies (nearly all were shipped to Australia) 1843 pennies 1849 pennies 1856 pennies (with either a PLAIN or ORNAMENTAL trident) 1860 …(with the 60 struck over a 59) pennies 1797 pennies and twopences were struck by Matthew Boulton at his Soho Mint in Birmingham. Unless in top grade, they have little value.
The people has to know all the metal that it in the spot market, does not has stable price it's only manipulation and speculation for the last two decade!!! but have human…ity used value in technology not in finance storage market !!!
not very valuable, a pennys weight is worth a penny so it takes lots to make much money.
Coins with any copper content may or may not be valuable depending on the country of origin, year of minting, denomination, condition and rarity of the coin, not because of th…e copper content.
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Copper is much more common than gold.