Black People : what are Coins Made Of?

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    I know it's been a long time since pennies were made of copper, but I thought they were made of some kind of metal. Quarters, dimes, nickles, pennies, all feel like metal, but when I hold a magnet to a coin, it does not stick. This is a strong magnet that can attract metal through skin, yet with coins there is no energy at all. So what are coins made of?
     
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    nickels are made from copper and nickel and quarters, dimes, half dollars are made from 3 really thin sheets of metal that are pressed together, with the outside layers being made of copper. and i believe pennies are still made from copper.
     
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    A US penny is currently composed of copper-plated zinc (much more zinc than copper).
    A US nickel is 3 parts copper and 1 part nickel.
    A US dime is 9 parts copper and 1 part nickel.
    A US quarter is 9 parts copper and 1 part nickel.
    A US half-dollar is 9 parts copper and 1 part nickel.
    The US dollar coin is mostly copper with remnants of zinc, manganese, and nickel.

    The above is from Wikipedia.org.

    All base metals (and mere clad coinage) when most coins used to be composed of primarily silver prior to 1964 - 1968. This is the so-called "junk" silver solid in bags today.

    A dollar was an ounce of specific grainage of silver.
    A FRN is cotton fibered paper and represents a "dollar".
     
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    Then they must be passing all counterfeit coins down here in Texas cause none of this stuff is magnetic.
     
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    Leprechauns
     
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    Maybe this will answer your question
    non-magnetic
    1-lead
    2-crome
    3-zinc
    4-copper
    5-Sn
    Magnetics
    1-iron
    2-cobalt
    3-nickel
    4-steel


    As you can see from the above composition of the coins there is not enough nickle in the coins to be magneticly attracted, as they are mostly copper which is not magnetic!
     
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    I know, I'll have one good laugh during a day provided by you...MsInterpret!:lol:
     
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