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gothboi30
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USA
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Posted - 05/17/2010 :  20:59:50  Show Profile Send gothboi30 a Private Message
Hi everyone. So I ended up with 4 foreign coins today. Found 2 in the reject tray of the coin counting machine when I was dumping halves. Found the other 2 when searching dime rolls. What I'd like to know is the metal content of the following coins:

Germany- 2 Pfennig- 1984

UK- Penny- 1994

Switzerland- 1/2 Franc- 1982

UK- 5 Pence- 2000

If anyone can help with this I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

Edited by - gothboi30 on 05/17/2010 21:01:17

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thogey
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Posted - 05/17/2010 :  21:34:24  Show Profile Send thogey a Private Message
Germany- 2 Pfennig- 1984 bronze clad steel


UK- Penny- 1994 copper plated steel
Switzerland- 1/2 Franc- 1982 Copper-nickel

UK- 5 Pence- 2000 Copper nickel

Edit to add

there is a UK Proof penny 1994 mintage 1443 .925 silver

But I would think you know if your penny is one of those.

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Edited by - thogey on 05/17/2010 21:45:13
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gothboi30
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USA
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Posted - 05/17/2010 :  21:39:44  Show Profile Send gothboi30 a Private Message
Thanks Thogey....just wanted to make sure the 1/2 Franc and 5 Pence weren't silver....(I didn't think they were anyway...)
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PennySaved
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Posted - 05/18/2010 :  11:38:56  Show Profile Send PennySaved a Private Message
That isn't bad though on a Swiss 1/2 Franc if you found it in a dime roll; it is worth more than a dime in exchange


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