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Old 09-12-2007, 08:00 AM
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Andrew Garrett Andrew Garrett is offline
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Let's see if I can stump ya!

Does anyone know the type of steel used in the steel pennies minted for the copper shortage of 1943?

I was browsing a novelty catalog, which features grusome Halloween masks and rubber dog poo Christmas ornaments, but also, a bag of these old steel pennies!

I thought they might weld up cool in a can somehow with some powdered contrasting steel. Maybe try to get 'em on edge for a nice linear pattern down the blade...

It seems someone once told me they are zinc coated (bad), but I just don't know. That was when I was a kid.


Andy Garrett
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