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How Much Money Is The Metal Worth In Your Coins?

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 7:42 PM is an interesting website where you can see how valuable the metal is in your coins. Some examples include:

A penny minted from 1909 to 1982 which has 95% copper is worth 2.28 cents.

A nickel minted with 35% silver from 1942 to 1945 is worth $1.13.

But don't get any ideas about melting coins for profit. The government made this illegal in 2006. Coinflation has an interesting article about this.
Ken TuminKen Tumin5,472 posts since
Nov 29, 2009
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1. Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 11:36 AM
I still keep all my nickles and pre 1982 pennies for the metal value.  They'll change the nickles can't keep spending $.06 to make a $.05 coin.
zapetazapeta10 posts since
Jul 10, 2010
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