Here’s another fact – pennies used to be made out of stainless steel!

However, they rusted too quickly – thus the Government’s rushed decision to re-manufacture all of the remaining pennies back into copper coins! The reason? The stainless coins were magnetic and caused multiple problems.

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Pennies from the past are highly valued amongst collectors – especially if they are authentic and made out of copper instead of the steel alloy used today.

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Did you know? One copper penny from 1943 is valued at $85,000 – in mint condition!

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Bet you didn’t know what these pennies were about, did you?

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