in LeoFinance β€’ 11 months ago


A penny saved is a .......well a penny was a penny, and more when @silvertop was little!πŸ˜€
@silversaver888 was asking why would people years ago hoard pennies , and this sounded like a good post!!!

Copper....Coin collectors saw silver being removed from U.S. coinage, and then the price of silver started to rise!!
This same thing started to happen to copper, and when the price of copper value in a penny was more than one cent everyone started to fill jars!!!πŸ€—

These pre 1982 pennies were 95% copper and 5% other metal.....

Except 1943......


War time..... and a shortage of copper for ammunition and a 99% steel and 1% zinc penny was minted!πŸ˜€
These pennies were minted at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco mint and were magnetic and were 13% lighter.


There were also 13 confirmed copper 1943 pennies when copper was left in the presses during change over to steel.

There was a 1943 tin cent that was found; it had a composition of 86.41%Tin and 8.37% antimony .

This brings us to the modern cent.....



97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper.....I Think @silvertop will pass on stacking these....πŸ˜‡


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This is a great article, my friend! Thanks for answering my question, @silvertop!!! I learned something from you, always.
Have a terrific evening, and take care πŸ₯°πŸŒΊπŸ€™

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I am glad you enjoyed this post, and @ronaldoaveline just reminded me that the U.S. nickel is 75% copper and 25% nickel!πŸ€—
Have a wonderful day my friend!!πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ€—

If you want to stack copper, just put all your nickels in a jar...

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Oh yes @ronaldoavelino.. I forgot to mention this in my post, I have a few jars of nickels too...πŸ˜€
What can I say my friend, I'm a stacker LOL!πŸ€—

I love the random tin penny or the few copper 1943s because of the metal being left in the press. Cool stuff @silvertop!

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This made me look twice at my steel I have a tin penny!πŸ˜³πŸ€‘

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