But for fun, I thought I'd look up the value of this "ancient" coin. Here's what I learned:
- Lincoln pennies made before 1982 contain 95% copper.
- Lincoln pennies made after 1982 are 97.5% zinc with a thin coating of copper.
- My 1963-D penny is worth, you guessed it, 1 cent. But I did find a source that says if I had a roll of these pennies, I could get $7.99 (well, that's what they're selling them for).
This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination: 1 penny
U.S. Mint: D
How much found money to date: $.97 in 2011