[Spridgets] metallurgy gonna save us all

Rick Fisk refisk at chartermi.net
Fri Dec 21 07:55:43 MST 2012

The pennies here in the U.S.A. have been made of a zinc alloy coated with
copper for over twenty years.  They still cost over two cents to make.  The
last pure silver coins were minted in 1964.  I still find silver coins in my
change once in a while though.   Must be kids speding their dad's coin
collection.  :-)


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On Dec 21, 2012, at 5:12 AM, WeslakeMonza1330 at aol.com wrote:

> This happened over here when the price of Copper increased.  However  all
> copper coins after a certain year are no longer solid copper but a ferrous
> metal that is copper plated - proved by the fact that magnet will stick to
> the more recent copper coins.  Speculation in the press about this drew the
> response that it's some sort of offence to destroy or smelt a coin of the
> realm.
> In a message dated 20/12/2012 23:24:44 Coordinated Universal Time,
> dlh2001 at comcast.net writes:
> If our  pennies and nickels are worth more than their face values then is
> not
> the  dollar undervalued?
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