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Old August 27, 2012, 08:54 AM   #12
wyop
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Location: Wonderful, Windy Wyoming
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The penny is now just zinc covered with 2.5% copper since about 1982, but the nickel's composition has remained 25% Ni, 75% Cu. In WWII, the nickel coin had silver and manganese added to free up nickel metal for wartime production, but that ended in 1945.

I don't have a problem with the nickel stripping blue off guns.

Earlier this year, the melt value of a nickel coin was closing in on 8 cents, which is quite a premium over face value.
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