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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. You can find a list of retail values for all the different types of U.S. cents here : http://www.numismedia.com/fmv/fmvcents.shtml

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Q: Are there any valuable copper US pennies and if so what years?
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What years were pennies containing copper made in Canada?

Any Canadian cent dated up through 1996 is primarily copper.


Are there any 1943 copper pennies still out there?

yes I have 1 1943 copper pennies, but if you find one make sure it is not a 1948 with the 8 cut down and yes its a copper pennies


Are there any valuable british copper coins?

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.


Are any pennys gold?

No pennies are copper.


What pennies are valuable?

any one that is under 1960


Are there any valuable pennies or half pennies?

Yes, there are literally hundreds of them, enough to fill a book.


Can you use copper pennies in an aquarium and not harm the fish?

No. The copper pennies will slowly release copper into the water, which will kill most small fish. Avoid having any metal in your aquarium.


Are there any valuable copper pennies and if so what 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) - extremely rare These are the best known of the rare copper penny dates.


Are there any valuable pennies between 1941 and 1965?

Not especially, except for the extremely rare 1943 copper cent, or even more rare 1944 steel cent (both of which were error coins).


Will pennies be valuable if they stop making and using them?

Not any time soon. There are billions of them in circulation.


Were any copper 1943 pennies made?

The 1943 copper Lincoln cents were made by error, only about 12 exist.


What pennies are valuables?

any copper penny is worth more than its face value.


Are coins with 75 percent copper valuable?

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 the copper content.


When did the us stop making copper pennies?

They stopped making copper pennies in 1982. There are some 1982 pennies that are 95% copper and some that are not. 1983 pennies that are 95% exist but are rare and are collectors items.While the above statement would seem to be correct, it is, however, not completely true. The U.S. has never stopped making copper pennies, or pennies with some copper content, except in 1943, when they were made of a low-grade carbon steel and coated with zinc (having a grey color); this change was due to the need for copper and brass during World War II. These 1943 wartime pennies are commonly referred to as "steel" pennies. They contain NO copper...More correctly, 1982 was the last mint year for 95% copper cents. Since mid-1982, the newest (current, as of 2012) composition for U.S. one-cent coins ("pennies") has an inner core alloy of 99.2% zinc with 0.8% copper, with the coin balance as an outer plating of pure copper, for a total coin composition of 97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper. These current pennies are commonly called "zinc pennies", due to their heavy-majority zinc content, even though they do still contain some copper. The composition of U.S. pennies from mid-1864 to mid-1982 was an alloy of 95% copper with either 5% tin-and-zinc ("bronze" pennies) or 5% zinc ("brass" pennies). Before that, the composition was an alloy of 88% copper with 12% nickel from mid-1857 to mid-1864 (the only time any U.S. pennies ever contained nickel), and, initially, from 1793 to mid-1857, the first U.S. pennies were made of pure (100%) copper.Since the first U.S. one-cent coins in 1793, U.S. pennies have always contained at least some copper, except, again, in the singular case of the year 1943, the so-called "steel" pennies.Therefore, the most correct answer to the question is either:(1) the U.S. has never stopped making copper pennies, except in 1943; or(2) 1943 is the only year the U.S. stopped making copper pennies, or any pennies with NO copper in them.Hope this helps!


Is it legal to sell pennies for melting to get copper?

No. There is a federal ban on melting pennies and nickels.In any case you'd have to sort through all of the pennies to find the ones that(a) are earlier than 1982 because that's when zinc cents were introduced and(b) aren't more valuable to a collector than for their copper content.Then you have to take into account that common copper cents are only worth a fraction more than a penny each so once you filtered out the zinc ones and the valuable ones, you'd be left with a bucket of coins worth only slightly more than face value. By the time you took them to a scrap dealer and they paid you wholesale copper prices, you'd end up losing money or just breaking even.


When did the stop making the copper pennies?

1982. Since then pennies have been mostly zinc with just a little copper.As the immediate above statement includes the word copper as part of the answer, which part is, in fact, true, then 1982 is not the answer to the question after all...If the "the(y)" part of the question above refers to the U.S., the U.S. government, or the U.S. Mint, then 1982 was the last mint year for 95% copper cents. Since mid-1982, the newest (current, as of 2012) composition for U.S. one-cent coins ("pennies") has an inner core alloy of 99.2% zinc with 0.8% copper, with the coin balance as an outer plating of pure copper, for a total coin composition of 97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper. These current pennies are commonly called "zinc pennies". The composition of U.S. pennies from mid-1864 to mid-1982 was an alloy of 95% copper with either 5% tin-and-zinc ("bronze" pennies) or 5% zinc ("brass" pennies). Before that, the composition was an alloy of 88% copper with 12% nickel from mid-1857 to mid-1864 (the only time any pennies ever contained nickel), and, initially, from 1793 to mid-1857, the first U.S. pennies were made of pure (100%) copper.Since the first U.S. one-cent coins in 1793, U.S. pennies have always contained at least some copper, except for 1943, when they were made of a low-grade carbon steel and coated with zinc, having a grey color, due to the need for copper and brass during World War II. These are commonly referred to as "steel" pennies (they contain NO copper)...Therefore, the most correct answer to the question is either:(1) "they" (the U.S.) have never stopped making copper pennies, except in 1943; or(2) 1943 is the only year the U.S. stopped making copper pennies, or made pennies with NO copper in them.Hope this helps!


When did they stop making pennies with copper?

US Pennies were made of 95% copper (with the exception of the 1943 steel cent) from 1864-1982. Midway through 1982, the cent switched to copper plated zinc. So any penny dated 1983-present is just copper plated zinc. However a coin dated 1982 could either be 95% copper or copper plated zinc. A copper coin should weigh about 3.11 grams while the zinc pennies are lighter at about 2.5 grams.


When you adjust for inflation what is the worth more 1908 pennies 1960 pennies 1990 pennies 2006 pennies 2007 pennies or any penny melted down and sold as scrap metal?

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


Is queen elizabeth the second old coin with her face on them 90 percent silver also is the penny copper?

No circulating British coin contains any silver at all.British Pennies have not been made from pure copper since 1860. From 1860 to 1991, British Pennies were made from bronze with a large percentage of copper in the alloy.From 1992 onward, all British Pennies are made from steel with a copper plating.


Why did they stop making pennies out of copper?

They stopped when they realized it cost more to make the penny then the penny was worth. Any one could just get pennies, melt them down, and sell them for more than the pennies were worth.


When did they stop making copper pennies?

If "they" in the question refers to the U.S., the U.S. government, or the U.S. Mint, then 1982 was the last mint year for 95% copper Lincoln cents. Since mid-1982, the newest (current, as of 2012) formulation or composition for U.S. one-cent coins ("pennies") has an inner core alloy of 99.2% zinc with 0.8% copper, with the coin balance as an outer plating of pure copper, for a total coin composition of 97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper. These current pennies are commonly called "zinc pennies". The composition of U.S. pennies from mid-1864 to mid-1982 was an alloy of 95% copper with either 5% tin-and-zinc ("bronze" pennies) or 5% zinc ("brass" pennies). Before that, the composition was an alloy of 88% copper with 12% nickel from mid-1857 to mid-1864 (the only time any pennies ever contained nickel), and, initially, from 1793 to mid-1857, the first U.S. pennies were made of pure copper.Since the first U.S. one-cent coins in 1793, U.S. pennies have always contained at least some copper, except for 1943, when they were made of a low-grade carbon steel and coated with zinc, having a grey color, due to the need for copper and brass during World War II.Therefore, the most correct answer to the question is either:(1) "they" (the U.S.) have never stopped making copper pennies, except in 1943; or(2) 1943 is the only year the U.S. stopped making copper pennies.Hope this helps!


Are there any pennies of value other than wheat pennies?

Indian cents all have some premium above face value. The older large cents are even more valuable.


Can you sell pennies for copper?

It's currently illegal in the US and Canada to melt old bronze cents for their copper content. In any case the wholesale price of copper is such that you'd have to melt huge quantities of them to make any kind of profit.


What wheat pennies are rare?

Look out for any 1909 pennies which are EXTREMELY valuable, there a bout a thousand dollars. others to look for (not as valuable as 1909) are 1912 S 1913 S 1914 D 1914 S 1915 S 1922 NO D 1924 D 1931 S and also look for any error coins


What is the copper value of the one 2010 penny?

Pretty much non-existent. Post-1982 pennies are zinc with a very thin copper coating and contain very little copper of any economic value.