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
2.4 Cents for Your Thoughts? (by Joe Rehyansky, Daily Caller)
- Top Stories
- Unusual News
- Where is the Money Going?
- U.S. and the World
- Appointments and Resignations
- Latest News
- Secretary of the Navy: Who Is Philip Bilden?
- Director of the United States Attorneys: Who is Monty Wilkinson?
- Chief of U.S. Border Patrol: Who Is Ron Vitiello?
- Chairman of the U.S. Parole Commission: Who is J. Patricia Wilson Smoot?
- Secretary of Agriculture: Who Is Sonny Perdue?