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97.5% zinc, 2.5% copper.

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What metal is used for making pennies?

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

What are 2004 pennies made of?

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

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.

What is pipes and wires made of and pennies?

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

Is copper a strong metal?

Copper is a strong metal because pennies are made from copper and you can't bend a penny.

What is the percentage of copper in pennies made after 1982?

1983 to date the percentage of copper is .025%

What were pennies made of after 1983?

Starting mid-year in 1982, pennies were made with a zinc core and copper plating. This would give them a 97.5% zinc content and 2.5% copper content.

Post 1982 pennies were made of what type of metal?

Zinc with a thin outer layering of copper

How can you enlarge your penny?

There is no way to enlarge a penny. In fact, because pennies are made of a metal, they cannot be enlarged or made smaller.

What were pennies made out of after 1983?

1983 and later - copper plated zinc. Some 1982 coins were all copper and some copper plated zinc.

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

The newer pennies have a different proportion of metal

What makes pennies rust?

Pennies don't rust. Rust technically speaking is iron oxide and pennies have little to no iron. They do however oxidize, tuning them green from the copper which makes up most of the metal they are made from.

What are pennies made of?

Pennies are made of Zinc and Copper

8 pounds of pennies is how much money?

It depends on the coins' dates. Pennies minted in 1983 and later weigh 2.5 gm. each Pennies minted in 1981 and earlier weigh 3.11 gm. each Pennies minted in 1982 could weigh either amount because the metal composition was changed in the middle of the year.

How much is 50 lbs of 1983 pennies worth?

There are 800 pennies in a 50lb bag so its worth 8 dollars. There is nothing special about pennies minted in 1983 they are your standard zinc pennies.Correction:1983 and later zinc US cents weigh 2.5 gm each so there are 181.44 in a standard US pound. 181.44 * 50 = 9072 pennies, or $90.72


mostly made out of copper

What is a physical property of copper?

its a metal, its a solid, its on the periodic table, pennies are made out of the material, they are ductile and can be drawn into a wire.

How much does 1000000000 pennies weigh?

Pre 1983 pennies at 153.5 pennies per pound. = 26.058 pounds and at today’s

How much is a 1983 steel penny worth?

The only steel pennies were made in 1943 to save copper for the war effort.

Where are pennies made?

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

How can a green penny turn green?

Pennies are made, or at least coated, with Copper and that copper can oxidize and turn green. Newer pennies have an alloy metal that is supposed to reduce this chemical action.

What metal has green tarnish as it ages Silver or other?

Pennies and the Statue of Liberty are both made of copper but the Statue of Liberty is now green just like pennies become, although they are shiny when they're new. So copper is the metal that has green tarnish.

Pennies are made of?

Metal, steel they're all formed by these machines that melt old steel and all thathope that helps

What type of metal is a 2008 penny made of?

Since 1982, U.S. pennies have been 97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper.

Why is a penny a conductor?

Pennies are made from metal and most likely, copper, one of the best and versatile electrical conductors ever.

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