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« on: May 05, 2011, 09:26:49 pm »
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The 1974 aluminum cent was a one-cent coin proposed by the United States Mint in 1973. It was composed of an alloy of aluminum and trace metals, and intended to replace the predominantly copper?zinc cent due to the rising costs of coin production in the traditional bronze alloy. 1,570,000 were struck in anticipation of release, but none were released into circulation. Examples were passed out to US Congressmen in a bid to win favor in switching to the new alloy. When the proposed aluminum cent was rejected, the Mint recalled and destroyed the examples. A few aluminum cents not returned to the Mint are believed to remain in existence. One example was donated to the Smithsonian Institution, while another was alleged to have been found by a US Capitol Police Officer. Since the United States Secret Service is tasked with the seizure of any specimens, the legality of the coins is in doubt.

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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 09:52:13 pm »
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Thats amazing Karl, I bet they are worth a bit more nower days

the french had some alloy coins during the war coz i found 2  a couple of years ago

But i am shocked that the U.S. had made some?

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AU, I remember hearing some thing about it years ago , but this is the first time I found something in print with a photo, that's why I posted it.

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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 09:57:58 pm »
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I remember hearing them talking about making one but did not realize they actually minted one.  That's cool think I will save that story

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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2011, 10:02:06 pm »
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Thats great reading Karl, Thanks again,

I don't remember them i was too young at the time Shocked

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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2011, 10:07:15 pm »
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I remember hearing them talking about making one but did not realize they actually minted one.  That's cool think I will save that story


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Your Older Than I am !!  Shocked

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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2011, 10:15:45 pm »
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Yeah, Karl I lied, Shocked

Karl do you see how the coin looks like it's got electrolisis, that maybe why they droped it,

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Could be , the way the article talks , the congressman wouldn't vote it in to circulation so it was killed, Who know it might have been because of the way it looked.

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Our coins over here are C@@@ they rust and delaminate them selves

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