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Because the price of copper has increased over the last 25 years. A 1-cent coin would contain about 2 cents worth of metal.

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quarters are made of steel, and pennies are made of copper. Copper doesn't conduct electricity


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Pennies are made up of 97% zinc, and 3% copper. All though this seems unbelievable, it is true. Earlier in History, pennies were made up of jut copper, but that got too expensive, so the U.S government changed the pennies material, to Zinc, and copper.


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