i know that silly, but you can smooth a penny without loosing the platingRagnarok wrote:Techie wrote:But if he wanted that kind of look he could have just used a piece of copperpotatoflinger wrote:That's actually pretty awesome looking. I'll bet if you ground the sides down to make it smooth it would look even better.
To be pedantic, US cents are mainly zinc - they're just plated with copper.
Although many low denomination coins were copper in the past, few are today - for the most part, if such coins were pure copper, the scrap value of the copper in the coin would be more than the face value of the coin.
If a US cent were made of pure copper, the metal involved would be worth perhaps two cents. Might have even been worth three cents five years back when copper prices were at a real peak.
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