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  • 4-23-2017 Are you ok? Pennies have not been made of copper since 1982. They are made of zinc now and it costs about 1.68 times face value to make them. They keep making pennies because they don't want to have to pay the zinc miners unemployment compensation.
  • No the penny hasn't been made of 100% copper since 1857.

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