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Collecting Copper Pennies

by Michael on May 10, 2013 · 2 comments

As a quick followup to my earlier post on searching for silver coins, I wanted to briefly address the situation with pennies. As you’re likely aware, pennies used to be primarily composed of copper, though nowadays they’re largely made of zinc. With the high value of copper, recent years have […]

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Yesterday afternoon, my son and I rolled a ton of coins. And while we did so, we checked to see if any were made of silver. Silver? Yes, silver. In case you weren’t aware, the US Mint used to use a good bit of silver when making plain old coins. […]

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