To melt or fuse (ores) in order to separate the metallic constituents. I placed 10 pennies on a spoon and heated them with a propane torch. The spoon was held with locking pliers, which was held by a wooded clamp. Once the zinc liquefied I removed the copper with a metal probe (I used a light tester I had near by).
just a quick vid of melting down some pennies and casting Zinc $1 coins. The 2 coins came out different as I.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PENNIES AND WHAT THEY ARE WORTH.
This is video of me doing something that is not illegal, these are copper discs being melted down in a crucible.
Melting Pennies with Propane Torch for Scrap Value. Scratcher. Pennies pre 1982 are 95% copper and.
Melting Pennies For Copper. Pennies 1982 and older are 95% copper and pennies after that are 97% zinc.
Ok all of this is hypothetical. currently pre 82 pennies are worth double their face value. You can always melt down another country's coins.