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2008-03-09 03:44:41
2008-03-09 03:44:41

The copper in a US cent made before 1982 is worth almost 2 cents. Those made after 1982 are worth much less than 1 cent (but the cost of producing them is about 1.5 cents). Both types were made in 1982. But before you start sorting your pre- and post 1982 pennies, you should know that there is an administrative order prohibiting the "melting or exporting of large numbers of one and 5 cent coins" which could result in a fairly large fine.

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Based on melt value alone, any Lincoln cents minted before 1982 are worth about 2 cents each for their copper content.


Adjusting for inflation, the technology has gotten better, we can mass produce them, and the materials (glass, metal, etc. has gotten easier to find.


If it was made of melted metal, it would be pretty hard to drink after it was cold. So, no it is not made of melted metal.


The metal is melted and remoulded!


When the value of the coin base metal exceeded the face value of the coin (inflation) the coins would be clipped to reduce the value if melted down.


Man discovered that metal could be melted by taking matal and then putting it near a natural forms of fire. therefore it melted.


The newer pennies have a different proportion of metal


A foundry is where metal is melted and poured into molds.


Melted copper is not a mineral. Melted copper is still a metal but is now in a new physical form.


Their the same thing, only melted. The molten metal is hot, but the only things metal cannot carry is something at the temperature of lava or higher.


No, as a metal is heated and becomes molten, its volume expands.


The Coin Inflation website has a listing for the current value of precious metal coins such as, pennies, dimes, quarters, and nickles. They also have a U.S. Coin melt calculator. All of these services are free and require no membership.


any metal that is melted down.


Originally pennies were made of copper. They are now made mainly of zinc.


they are melted and sold as scrap metal


A crucible is a vessel in which metal is melted.


Well depending if your talking about all the different country's pennies, then Im not sure. But I do know that the pennies made in Canada and the states are. The main metal in these pennies are copper, and copper is worth more then what the penny is worth, so sometime in the near future they will atop making pennies.


The copper metal it contains oxidizes or tarnishes the metal.


The metal copper- however, US pennies are now copper plated zinc.


Pennies produced in 2004 were made from copper-plated zinc. Pennies with 95% copper metal have not been produced since 1982.


To reshape it and/or turn it into an alloy for further processing.



A molten compound is a compound that has been melted down into a liquid. In chemistry, ionic compounds (metal to non-metal) can be melted so that they conduct electricity. This is used in electrolysis.


No, it is illegal to melt or export US pennies to melt them down for their copper value.


Solder, because it is melted to join metal surfaces



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