what year pennys are made of zinc?

i need a way of getting zinc powder, i heard there is penny's that are made of zinc? is there any specific year? how would be the best way of getting it to s powder? yes, this is for negative x. thanks

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GorillazMiko10 years ago
I am pretty sure they're 1982, I am a coin collector. Ask Brennn10, he collects coins too, He might know if I'm wrong, but I am most sure they are 1982.
Yes, you are right.
Plasmana8 years ago
I used to do coin collecting years ago... And what I know about pennies, the pennies switched from copper to zinc in 1982 somewhere is september. So if you want zinc cored pennies, find pennies that are made in 1983 or younger. Also, the old copper pennies, they worth about 3¢ to 4¢ now because copper is becoming scarce...
110100101108 years ago
the really crappy 1.5 V batteries are made of zinc
amadeus29988 years ago
Why dont you use zinc powder directly, I can help you to get it
Doctor What10 years ago
There was a couple of years that the penny was silver. I'm not sure if it was pure silver, or it was just the color, but I had three of them when I collected coins.
The 1943 silver colored penny is a wartime issue made of steel, and coated with zinc. During World War II, copper was so badly needed for the war effort (to make shell casings) that the U.S. penny was made out of steel that year, which is why most 1943 pennies are silver colored.

There are a few error coins known from 1943, where the penny was accidently struck in copper. These are extremely rare, but if you think you might have a 1943 copper penny here's how to find out if your 1943 copper penny is genuine.
you know too much.
But thanx. My step-mom got me into the whole coin thing, and we also have a coin store around here. She said that she once found a penny with the head upside down. If that makes sense. I'm not sure if its bs or not.
I was going through a box of old coins the other day and I came across 2 steel 1943 pennies, i believe they were made of steel because copper was being used for bullets during the war. I also came across a few "mercury" dimes which are composed of 90% silver.
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