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Old 07-31-2009, 10:13 PM   #45
King Sirex
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Originally Posted by jello_g View Post
Copper was the main metal of composition in Canadian cents up to 1996. Zinc was used from 1997 thru 2007. Steel has been used since 1999.

Just because copper cents are not produced anymore doesn't mean the older coinage is completely eliminated from circulation.
ya youre going to make some serious coin from all those pennies after you factor in the cost of the pennies, then the cost of melting them down and stripping the copper off them........
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