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Re: Zinc Pennies, just another category of garbage

January 25, 2019 08:15PM
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DesertRokon
I guess I'm the odd duck here..... I would rather see our coinage have some value again.... I do agree that our pennies need to me made out of a better material.

I would too DesertRokon,

I did a quick search on CoinNews.net and see that it currently costs 1.82 cents to MINT and DISTRIBUTE the current Zinc Penny in fiscal year 2017. This was up from 1.50 cents for the previous year. Nickels were 6.6 cents, up from 6.32 cents the previous year. Rising price of metals is 1 of the contributing factors of the increase.

I would like to see the US Mint go back to the copper cent, which holds up much better and actually has some intrinsic value to it. I don't see that happening due to the involved costs. 1982-3 is a little bit ago, but if I remember correctly, the change to the copper plated zinc planchet was due to costs. Copper was too expensive to use for making the Cent.

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England anyone

NWCindy 151 January 23, 2019 09:41PM

Re: England anyone

Druid 86 January 24, 2019 08:11AM

Re: England anyone

NWCindy 89 January 24, 2019 03:28PM

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RickUK 108 January 24, 2019 04:20AM

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NWCindy 84 January 24, 2019 03:38PM

Re: England anyone

Rich (Utah) 113 January 23, 2019 10:24PM

Re: England anyone

NWCindy 94 January 24, 2019 03:40PM

Money for England. . . . Money from the Mint.

Rich (Utah) 92 January 24, 2019 04:09PM

Re: Money for England. . . . Money from the Mint.

NWCindy 84 January 25, 2019 11:19AM

thumbs upRe: Money for England. . . . Money from the Mint.

Druid 98 January 24, 2019 10:15PM

Re: thumbs upRe: Money for England. . . . Money from the Mint. N/T

jmaryt 89 January 26, 2019 02:30PM

thumbs up 100% on every point. Especially ditching the paper currency for coins.

Monte 87 January 25, 2019 05:14AM

Zinc Pennies, the unwanted coin.

Rich (Utah) 88 January 24, 2019 11:25PM

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Remfire 85 January 25, 2019 08:22AM

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zincoln 72 January 25, 2019 08:38PM

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NWCindy 80 January 26, 2019 01:43PM

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zincoln 60 January 26, 2019 08:46PM

Zinc Pennies, just another category of garbage

Rich (Utah) 75 January 25, 2019 11:13AM

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DesertRokon 68 January 25, 2019 07:08PM

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Rich (Utah) 79 January 25, 2019 08:15PM

Re: Zinc Pennies, just another category of garbage Time for the return of the Trime only in copperwinking smiley N/T

Druid 73 January 25, 2019 10:02PM

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NWCindy 75 January 25, 2019 08:32PM

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Remfire 67 January 26, 2019 12:06AM

Re: Zinc Pennies, just another category of garbage

NWCindy 67 January 26, 2019 01:34PM

First coin of the year,. crusty zinc penny. angry smiley Let's go to England

Rich (Utah) 80 January 25, 2019 11:10PM

Re: First coin of the year,. crusty zinc penny. angry smiley Let's go to England

OregonGregg 78 January 26, 2019 08:43AM

Re: England anyone

NWCindy 89 January 24, 2019 03:25PM



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