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Copper US Coins

Steel City Copper (SCC) is proud to provide our customers with US copper coins to add to any collectorís or investorís metal collection - 1982 and prior Lincoln 95% copper US pennies are available in orders of 1000 coins each. Each penny is worth over 2 cents in copper metal value based on current market prices which is why itís a great way to invest in copper. Copper has been used in coins for thousands of years in many different countries. The shapes, sizes, and designs are very unique to the history of the region or country and the United States is no exception. The rising price in copper eventually forced the US Mint to change the metal composition in the US penny:

* The composition was pure copper from 1793 to 1837.
* From 1837 to 1857, the cent was made of bronze (95 percent copper, and five percent tin and zinc).
* From 1857, the cent was 88 percent copper and 12 percent nickel, giving the coin a whitish appearance.
* The cent was again bronze (95 percent copper, and five percent tin and zinc) from 1864 to 1962.
Note: In 1943, the coin's composition was changed to zinc-coated steel. This change was only for the year 1943 and was due to the critical use of copper for the war effort. However, a limited number of copper pennies were minted that year.
* In 1962, the cent's tin content, which was quite small, was removed. That made the metal composition of the cent 95 percent copper and 5 percent zinc.
* The alloy remained 95 percent copper and 5 percent zinc until 1982, when the composition was changed to 97.5 percent zinc and 2.5 percent copper (copper-plated zinc). Cents of both compositions appeared in that year.

Collecting US copper coins is considered by many investors to be a wise means of diversifying your holdings and securing your wealth in something tangible you can actually touch and feel. Ensure you arenít putting all your eggs in one basket with stocks and bonds. If you canít hold it, you donít necessarily own it. Place your order safely and securely in our online store and start growing your copper collection today.

1000 Copper Pennies (95% Copper)
* 1000 Copper Pennies (95% Copper).
* 20 Rolls (50 Pennies Per Roll).
* 1982 and Prior Circulated Lincoln Pennies.
* Mixed Dates.

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