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2012-12-10 01:30:30
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Canadian cents were made of bronze (98% copper) until 1996.

From 1997 to 1999 they were struck in copper-plated zinc similar to the composition of the US cent post-1982.

Starting in 2000 Canadian pennies were composed of 94% steel, 1.5% nickel, 4.5% copper plating but zinc cents were also produced every year except 2008.

Canada discontinued the 1¢ piece in 2012.


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1860 The last copper pennies were made in England, and the same year the first bronze pennies were made.

mostly made out of copper

Pennies were made out of pure copper from 1793-1857. Today, pennies are mostly made of zinc but coated with copper.

Pennies are made of Zinc and Copper

pennies are made of 99.2% of zinc and 0.8% copper, with an outer plating of pure copper.

Older pennies were made of copper. Newer ones are made of zinc coated with copper.

Any Canadian cent dated up through 1996 is primarily copper.

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 last year for 100% pure copper cents was 1857.

Prior to 2001 pennies were made from copper, or a copper-nickel alloy; since 2001 they have been made of copper plated steel.

Older pennies were made from about 97% copper and 3% zinc. Today, pennies are made from about 97% zinc and 3% copper.

Copper is one of the most malleable substances. An example of how malleable copper is is the penny, which is made out of it. And pennies last almost forever x

Pennies are made of zinc and other alloys with a copper coating, pennies made before 1964(or around this year) they were made of just copper. What you see on a penny is not rust but corrosion of the copper coating.

Pennies were made of copper

Pennies are zinc, but they are copper plated.

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

Pennies today are made of 97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper.

pennies these days are not completely made of copper they are just dipped in copper giving them that finished look

No. Pennies were made of copper (Now US pennies are made of copper plated zinc) Magnets are made of iron or other ferro-magnetic metals.

Currently pennies are made of copper-clad zinc since 1982. Before that, the pennies were made of pure copper. The government switched from using mostly copper element because of the high cost.

The last copper (actually bronze) U.S. cents were struck in mid-1982. Coins from that year exist in both bronze and copper-plated zinc varieties.

quarters are made of steel, and pennies are made of copper. Copper doesn't conduct electricity

There are no exact records of the number of copper pennies made in 1943. It was about 40. Most pennies that year were made of steel.

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

No, most wheat pennies are made of copper. Only the 1943 pennies were made from zinc coated steel. There were about 40 made from copper in 1943 and they bring up to $82,000 each!

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