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Old 07-09-2006, 12:51 AM
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Our legislators are actually spending time debating the penny. According to what I've been reading, they are going to try to pass a bill to get rid of pennies.

I like this. They are wasting so much time on this issue that the federal same sex marriage ban won't fly. I also laugh at the flag descretion thing is on top of their list.

YES!!! Waste your time on fluff and don't worry about what the states are doing

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Old 07-09-2006, 01:39 AM
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I like pennies. I don't have a problem with them...but if K-Fed ( ) is endorsing them...
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Old 07-09-2006, 03:13 AM
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Nah, they just keep chaging what they make them out of; using cheaper metals.

I wonder if they've considered doing another run of steel pennies. It's been a while. (I also wonder if it's still cost-efficient any more.)



But I agree. DEATH TO THE PENNY! After all, a penny saved is... a penny.
The steel pennies were a WWII thing because copper (the primary metal in pennies at the time) was needed for the war effort.

Now pennies are mostly tin (or zinc not sure), with enough copper to give them the same look. I don't think they're going to find much in the way of cheaper metals to make pennies. It will get to the point where the government will decide to stop making them to save money.

They've already stopped making gold and silver coins because they couldn't afford the metals to make them.

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Old 07-09-2006, 04:34 AM
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bah NZ has had $2 coins for years

we dont even have pennies, 10 cent, 20 cent and 50 cent. Thats it under a dollar.

SOOOOOOO much easyier to count at the end of the night!
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Old 07-09-2006, 04:46 AM
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My parents told me that if I found a nickel from.......is it 1965 or older, to keep it, because it's real silver?
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Old 07-09-2006, 05:47 AM
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Not sure of the years, but that sounds about right. Quarters too. They also sound different than newer coins. Funny, Coinstars reject them! They weigh less.
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Old 07-09-2006, 07:28 AM
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I don't think *nickels* were ever made of silver. Quarters and dimes, yes.
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My parents told me that if I found a nickel from.......is it 1965 or older, to keep it, because it's real silver?
Alot of older coins have higher value that what's on them. Not because of the metal that's in em. Old dimes have silver in them, old pennies have alot more copper in em. Unless you plan to melt the metal and purify the silver, it's unlikely that you'll get the "silver" value (which is most likely less than the collector value of the coin).

I keep all my old coins (before 65), why. It's just because it soo rare to find one in circulation. I do the same with old bills.
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Old 07-09-2006, 04:01 PM
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My parents told me that if I found a nickel from.......is it 1965 or older, to keep it, because it's real silver?
Nickels are still made of the same old stuff. Dimes, quarters half-dollars and dollar coins dated 1964 and before are solid silver. 1965 and later are copper-clad.
In 1982, pennies started being made of zinc with a copper plating (anybody know what batteries are made of?) so 1981 and before are solid copper.

Yeah, I'm a (very) light core coin collector.
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Are nickels actually made of nickel?
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