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A normal 1979 penny will not stick to a magnet -- it's made almost entirely of copper -- a non-magnetic material. So for your coin to stick to a magnet, it has to either be fake, or plated with some kind of magnetic material. In either case, it's value would only be as a novelty item -- perhaps a couple dollars at best.

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Q: What is the value of 1979 penny that is gold tinted looks real and sticks to a magnet?
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