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Wheat Penny Showing Solid Composition

Wheat Penny Showing Solid Composition

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Caption

Wheat one cent coin cut in half, showing that it is made from solid metal. Pennies from 1947-1962 were made of solid bronze alloy (95% copper, 5% tin and zinc). The sheaves of wheat on the reverse side appeared from 1909-1958.

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