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1944 zinc penny?

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Answered 2011-01-16 04:12:47

All 1944 pennies are copper. There are, however, a few steel pennies that were made in 1944, these though are exceedingly rare. The only year for zinc-coated steel pennies was 1943 and pennies didn't start becoming copper-coated zinc until 1982.

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how much zinc does a penny have in it

yes 95.7% of a penny is zinc

A penny contains 97.5% zinc.

With the exception of cents struck in 1943 and 1944, modern cents were composed of copper zinc and tin. In 1982 it was changed to zinc with a plating of copper.

There is 97.5 percent zinc in a penny and 2.5 percent copper

zinc is 97.5% of the penny and copper is 2.5% of the penny

A penny contains 97.5% zinc. A nickel contains no zinc at all.

You can tell if a penny is made out of zinc or copper by the date on the penny. If the date is before 1982 then the penny is 95% copper. Pennies dated 1983 or later are 97.5% zinc with a thin copper coating.

1922 that's when they put zinc in pennies

1943 cents were made of steel, a magnetic metal, to conserve copper for the war effort. Other pennies are made of bronze or copper-plated zinc depending on their dates. Neither bronze nor zinc are susceptible to a magnet.

Modern US cents are made of copper plated zinc. Starting midway through 1982 the penny switched from bronze to copper plated zinc. So if you have a penny dated 1983-present you for sure have a penny with zinc on the inside.

A genuine 1944 steel cent is worth thousands of dollars. One sold at auction in 2008 for $373,750. To determine if a 1944 cent is steel or zinc-coated copper, test it with a magnet. Copper is not magnetic.

A penny is both made of copper and zinc

Copper pennies (95% copper, 5% zinc) weigh 3.11 grams. Modern zinc pennies (97.5% zinc, 2.5% copper) weigh 2.5 grams.

The small amount of copper on the outside of the penny does not allow the hydrochloric acid to reach the zinc. If the copper is scratched away, the exposed zinc will react.

A US penny is .950 coppre .050 zinc

No, with the exception of the zinc coated steel penny of 1943, the first zinc penny was struck in mid-1982 and all US cents dated 1982-present are zinc with a thin copper coating.

The U.S. has changed the composition of the cent several times.From 1793-1857 the penny was made of 100% copper.1857-1864 the penny was made of 88% copper and 12% nickel.1864-1942 The penny was bronze being made of 95% copper, and 5% tin and zinc.In 1943 the penny was called the 1943 steel cent because it was made of zinc-coated steel.From 1944-46 the cent was brass and made of 95% copper and 5% zinc.From 1946-1962 the penny was bronze and made of 95% copper and 5% tin and zinc.From 1962-1982 the penny was again brass and made of 95% copper and 5% zinc.The most recent change was in mid-1982. The penny is 2.5% copper, being plated in pure copper. The core is made of zinc, 97.5%. The price of copper increased and the penny was cost more to make than it was worth.The penny still costs more to make than it's worth. As of 2010 it costs 1.79 cents to make a single penny.

If it is a US cent (penny) it is 95% copper and 5% zinc.

From 1982 to date all Lincoln pennies are copper plated zinc, the 1993-D is just a penny.