Is The Penny Even Worth It?

Is The Penny Even Worth It?

The United States started producing pennies in 1787. Since their creation, they have always been worth one cent, but the composition of the coin has changed. Pennies were originally all copper, but today, they include a lot of zinc as well.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    The United States started producing pennies in 1787. (0:34)

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    Philippines, Sweden, Australia and more have completely erased some pieces of currency from their system. (4:04)

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    The United States had a coin called the half-cent piece until 1857. (4:21)

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