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Answered 2011-01-27 22:37:10

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

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What is the element zinc used for?

It is used for making pennies.

Are all pennies made of the same metal?

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.

Is copper a coinage metal?

Yes, Copper is used in us Pennies.

How is zinc used today?

Zinc is used for Canadian nickels and the cores of Canadian pennies (i dont know about the US). Pennies are made from Zinc cores and coated with copper. Its cheaper than making pennies out of copper. (They used to make pennies out of copper, but they stopped because people would get pennies and melt them down and sell the copper for profit :D ) -Besides being used as a filler metal, zinc is widely used in corrosion management. It is used in paint, to coat metals, and as anodes on the bottom of boats. It also is used in vitamins.

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Should the U.S treasury keep making pennies?

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Why do the new pennies have less mass than the old pennies?

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Where are pennies made?

Pennies are made mostly in Philadelphia and Denver. The process of making pennies is called minting.

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