For what it’s worth . . .
1.) ALL pennies 1982 or older (obviously wheat, and Indian Head pennies have a greater numismatic value), but an average 1982 or older are 95% copper and 5% zinc. TRASH anything after ’82 because it’s close to the opposite amalgamation (copper coated zinc).
Those ’82 pennies are worth $.0307 EACH! Imagine a penny being worth 3 cents! SAVE ‘EM FOLKS!
2.) ALL Nickels 2014 and older, because of the increase in the price of nickel recently are worth almost TWICE their face value.
$1.00 of these are currently worth $1.73!
I find it funny that MOST stores currently have a “change shortage”.
I think the government is culling as many of these coins as possible, artificially creating this “shortage” while they replace the valuable coins with worthless pieces of SHIT.
NOTE: There are only 2 US coins that are not allowed to be melted down. 1 is the penny, the other is the nickel. (I smell a rat here.)
The ONLY saving grace is you’re allowed to melt them down for scientific purposes or demonstrations.
I will personally be SCIENCING the SHIT out of my neighborhood!
Hope this helps if even a bit.
Reference: www.coinflation.com (base metal melt value calculation)