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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.

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1983 to date the percentage of copper is .025%


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


Pennies are made of Zinc and Copper


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


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


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


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


The US never made silver pennies. In 1943 the US made steel pennies. These are often mistaken for silver pennies.


$105.12 as prior to 1983 146 pennies weigh one pound.


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


Wheat pennies are pennies that were made in between the years 1909 to 1958.


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


Today's pennies (since 1983) are made almost entirely of zinc, with a thin outer coating of copper.


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


Yes, in the 1970s pennies were made of 95% copper while in the 1990s they were made of about 97% zinc.


Pennies are zinc, but they are copper plated.


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


An alloy of 95% copper, 5% zinc. The change to copper-plated zinc took place in mid 1982.


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.


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


According to the US Mint, 4010.83 million pennies were made in 2010.


According to the US mint, 6015.2 million pennies were made in 2012.



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