and you can assemble this fun conversation starter.
It's an easily wearable personal iconographical boost.
Step 1: Tools & Materials
This tool is your trusty computer, which is necessary to buy the two NIB magnets.
I recommend you get ten of everything............. your friends will love it.
And if your as old as the coin as I am get 20 of each.
First you need a clean 1943 iron penny. This is available through a numismatist ( coin ) shop.
- I used to buy the iron pennies from Wonder Magnet.
- More recently I would buy 50 at a time about 40¢ each last year from a local coin shop.
You need one NdFeB Neodymium-iron-boron Disc Magnet, 3/8 in. x 1/8 in.
- Available from Forcefield Magnet
And you need one NdFeB Neodymium-iron-boron Disc Magnet, 3/8 in. x 1/16 in.
- Also available from Forcefield Magnet.
Step 2: What Is An Iron Penny
it can and does Rust,
but the color is Blue like steel pic_1.
it is Magnetic and is strongly attracted to magnets.
Some Stats ;
The penny was made by the US in 1943, because of the War effort that needed the Copper for bullets.
Real 95% Copper pennies circa 1960 weigh o.11 ounces, while Iron pennies weigh o.10 ounce each.
Keep in mind there has been No significant Copper in American pennies since the 1983.
Present coinage is 2.5% Copper 97.5% Zinc per penny, circa 2000 weigh only o.09 ounces today.
See the four Iron pennies attached to a small stack of 3/8" diameter horizontal magnets.
And the five iron pennies step-stacked with a sixth vertical iron penny held in position by NIB magnets.