The Canadian Copper Penny Melt Value Calculator, located below, will help you find the total copper value and total copper content of your pre-1997 Canadian copper cents.
Canadian copper pennies have a higher copper content at 98%, the balance being zinc and tin. Why should I save Copper Alloy cents/pennies? Some 1982 and all prior years are made with 95% copper. With copper at historic high prices, each of these coins are worth much more in actual metal content, than their face value.
The modern 1-cent coin features two maple leaves on the same twig.. the 1-
However, not all Canadian pennies contain this valuable copper content. This article will describe which pennies you should keep and those that you should .
The following information, available from the Canadian Mint, is invaluable for. Note that some pennies in 2000-01 had copper-plated steel compositions,.
Coin prices are listed for the Canada dollar, half dollar, quarter, dime, nickel, and. Copper $2.8235/lb 0.0113, Zinc $1.2209/lb 0.0192, Nickel $5.1475/lb 0.0612 .