Nickels and Pre-1982 Pennies are Worth More than Their Face Value

Saturday, October 02, 2010
Worth its weight in copper
Thanks to rises in metal prices in recent years, nickels and some pennies are worth more than their face value. Nickels, which have been made up of 25% nickel and 75% copper since 1946, are today worth 5.9 cents apiece. But the real deal is with pennies made prior to 1982, when the U.S. Mint stopped making them of 95% copper. Those pre-1982 one-cent coins are actually worth 2.4 cents
-Noel Brinkerhoff
2.4 Cents for Your Thoughts? (by Joe Rehyansky, Daily Caller)


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