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Answered 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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