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    Canadian Pennies???

    What years of Canadian pennies or keepers for copper?

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    Re: Canadian Pennies???

    Looks like the switched from copper to zinc in '97 and then to steel in 2000.

    2000–present * 2.35 g 19.05 mm, round 94% steel, 1.5% nickel, 4.5% copper plated zinc
    1997–1999 * 2.25 g 19.05 mm, round 98.4% zinc, 1.6% copper plating
    1982–1996 2.5 g 19.1 mm, 12-sided 98% copper, 1.75% tin, 0.25% zinc
    1980–1981 2.8 g 19.0 mm, round 98% copper, 1.75% tin, 0.25% zinc
    1978–1979 3.24 g 19.05 mm, round 98% copper, 1.75% tin, 0.25% zinc
    1942–1977 3.24 g 19.05 mm, round 98% copper, 0.5% tin, 1.5% zinc
    1920–1941 3.24 g 19.05 mm, round 95.5% copper, 3% tin, 1.5% zinc
    1876–1920 5.67 g 25.4 mm, round 95.5% copper, 3% tin, 1.5% zinc
    1858–1859 4.54 g 25.4 mm, round 95% copper, 4% tin, 1% zinc
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    Re: Canadian Pennies???

    Quote Originally Posted by diggummup
    Looks like the switched from copper to zinc in '97 and then to steel in 2000.

    2000–present * 2.35 g 19.05 mm, round 94% steel, 1.5% nickel, 4.5% copper plated zinc
    1997–1999 * 2.25 g 19.05 mm, round 98.4% zinc, 1.6% copper plating
    1982–1996 2.5 g 19.1 mm, 12-sided 98% copper, 1.75% tin, 0.25% zinc
    1980–1981 2.8 g 19.0 mm, round 98% copper, 1.75% tin, 0.25% zinc
    1978–1979 3.24 g 19.05 mm, round 98% copper, 1.75% tin, 0.25% zinc
    1942–1977 3.24 g 19.05 mm, round 98% copper, 0.5% tin, 1.5% zinc
    1920–1941 3.24 g 19.05 mm, round 95.5% copper, 3% tin, 1.5% zinc
    1876–1920 5.67 g 25.4 mm, round 95.5% copper, 3% tin, 1.5% zinc
    1858–1859 4.54 g 25.4 mm, round 95% copper, 4% tin, 1% zinc
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    Re: Canadian Pennies???

    Here's a good reference link to the "Technical Aspects of Canadian Coinage"

    http://www.coinscan.com/technical/canasp.html
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