I have a 1993 penny it appears to be half copper half zink is this possible?

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  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    yea they made some that way

  • 2 weeks ago

    In 1993 a penny was worth 1 US cent.

  • Jim
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Since 1982 US the "one cent piece" is made out of copper-plated zinc.

    The colloquial term 'penny' derives from the British coin of the same name

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yeah but to be sure just fart on it and see if it changes color

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  • 4 weeks ago

    In the UK,  pennies minted in 1992 and earlier were 97-100% copper. 

    Pennies minted after 1992 were steel with a copper coat, to make them look like copper. 

    I don't think zinc was used. 

  • david
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If you are talking US pennies ---  not possible

  • 1 month ago

    Supposing the penny is from the U.S., it is more than possible, but he proportions are not 1/2 and 1/2.  See the source below (especially the "Specifications") for the United States Mint's description of pennies made after 1982.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    From what country? A lot of countries prpduce penny coins, most of them are 99% zinc and 1% copper plating

  • 1 month ago

    A UK penny coin in 1993 is made of copper-coated steel. The previous metal alloy used had a higher material value than the face value of the coin so the cheaper materials were introduced in 1992.

  • 1 month ago

    Anything is possible, you just have to believe.

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