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99% copper penny error

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It was struck unintentionally on a planchet of the old composition which was discontinued the previous year. This consists of 95% copper and 5% zinc.

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 Has that happened before with any other dates?

Two more I can think of are the 1943 copper which should have been steel and the 1982D Small Date which should have been copper plated zinc. All three are rare and hard to find.

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