Keep the copper cent
May 28, 2014
Them’s fightin’ words if you are in a hobby discussion about whether the Mint should continue to strike one-cent coins for daily use.
However, I put “copper” in the title to indicate that I wonder how many individuals are saving the pre-1983 cents that were made of a 95-percent copper, 5 percent zinc alloy?
With a current melt value of 2 cents apiece, it seems like a no-brainer to keep any copper cent that comes your way.
But is it?
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