Why was the composition of the penny changed and why do we continue to use one cent coins? – KIRO Seattle | New Coin Releases

Why was the composition of the penny changed and why do we continue to use one cent coins? – KIRO Seattle


Phuket Gazette

Why was the composition of the penny changed and why do we continue to use one cent coins?
KIRO Seattle
… so to did the weigh of the coins themselves. Prior to 1982, a penny made completely of copper was significantly heavier than the zinc and copper alloy counterparts. Imagine carrying a pocket full of copper pennies amongst other gold and silver
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