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What year was the penny made?

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November 08, 2011 12:52AM

If you're referring to a US 1¢ coin, the first US cents were made in 1793.

If you're referring to British pennies, that denomination dates back to the 8th century AD. The first pennies that were used throughout Britain were minted in the late 10th century under King Eadgar*

(*) The spelling IS correct; names were not standardized for many centuries.