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AMERICAN COINS: PENNY & DIME<br />
U.S. Currency- One Cent & Ten Cents<br />
The 10 cent dime was 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper until 1966 but is now minted with a clad composition of cupronickel. The penny was pure copper until 1981-5 but is now copper-plated zinc: 97.5 percent zinc and 2.5 percent copper.

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AMERICAN COINS: PENNY & DIME
U.S. Currency- One Cent & Ten Cents
The 10 cent dime was 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper until 1966 but is now minted with a clad composition of cupronickel. The penny was pure copper until 1981-5 but is now copper-plated zinc: 97.5 percent zinc and 2.5 percent copper.

Copyright:© 1999 Richard Megna - Fundamental Photographs

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