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    1985 steel or zinc penny

    my dad has a 1985 penny that looks like a steel penny but its very light has anybody ever seen one like this
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    Hmmm,that's a new one to me.Interesting,I would like to hear something about this also.Maybe someone will pop in and shead some light on this

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    I will post a pic soon
    ITS NOT HOW BIG YOUR COIL IS ITS HOW YOU SWING IT..


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    alum

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsdq
    alum
    Its not aluminum if it was it would be illegal to own
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    ?? i am lost

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    It is just missing the copper plating, really common with the copper coated zinc cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by l.cutler View Post
    It is just missing the copper plating, really common with the copper coated zinc cents.
    Yep Zinc

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    WHY would a US minted 1985 cent be made of aluminum?
    More importantly, why would it be "illegal to own"?
    How do you guys come up with this stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseyben View Post
    WHY would a US minted 1985 cent be made of aluminum?
    More importantly, why would it be "illegal to own"?
    How do you guys come up with this stuff

    LOL, U.s. Minted, would not exist in aluminum unless a trial coin,
    and legality would depend of whether it was stolen.

    As far as Counterfeit,

    TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 25 > 490 Minor coins
    " Whoever falsely makes, forges, or counterfeits any coin in the resemblance or similitude of any of the one-cent and 5-cent coins minted at the mints of the United States; or
    Whoever passes, utters, publishes, or sells, or brings into the United States, or possesses any such false, forged, or counterfeited coin, with intent to defraud any person, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both."

    Depends on Intent

    Is it really legal to counterfeit nickels and pennies? - Yahoo! Answers


    Last edited by jeff of pa; Jun 21, 2012 at 07:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseyben
    WHY would a US minted 1985 cent be made of aluminum?
    More importantly, why would it be "illegal to own"?
    How do you guys come up with this stuff
    I was just pointing out it wasn't aluminum there were aluminum pennies made a very small amount cant remember what year and it is illegal to own one but not this penny
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