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I need a couple of US pennies , preferably from WWII , for an idea I have.
Anyone know where I might be able to get them from?

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I have a couple of old steelies back at home, but it'll be a month before I'm back at home in Texas.
 

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--in case you didn't know, during WWII there was an extreme shortage of copper, so much so that pennies were made of steel for one year (maybe two, been too long since I've thought about it) so that copper could be diverted for making shell casings.
 

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--in case you didn't know, during WWII there was an extreme shortage of copper, so much so that pennies were made of steel for one year (maybe two, been too long since I've thought about it) so that copper could be diverted for making shell casings.
Thanks - I didn't know that at all!
I'm not in a rush , there's lots to do to the bike over winter :)
 

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--in case you didn't know, during WWII there was an extreme shortage of copper, so much so that pennies were made of steel for one year (maybe two, been too long since I've thought about it) so that copper could be diverted for making shell casings.
Steel went into tanks: the pennies were zinc.
 

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Sorry, here's a correction from wiki:

Years Material
1793–1857 100% copper
1857–1864 88% copper, 12% nickel (also known as NS-12)
1864–1942 1946–1962 bronze (95% copper, 5% tin and zinc)
1943 zinc-coated steel (also known as steel penny)
1944–1946 brass (95% copper, 5% zinc)
1974 Experimental aluminum variety
1962–1982 brass (95% copper, 5% zinc)
1982–present* 97.5% zinc core, 2.5% copper plating
 

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Thanks guys - the problem with Ebay is getting someone to ship them who doesn't want $30 for doing so :banghead:
 
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