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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 20, May 14, 2006, Article 13

BRITISH ROYAL MINT WARNS AGAINST MELTING COPPER COINS

Dick Johnson writes: "Rising copper prices influenced the British
Royal Mint to issue a warning to British citizens not to hoard or
melt one and two-pence coins for their copper content. Prior to
1992 these coin denominations were 97 percent copper; after that
date it is copper plated steel.  The mint wants to keep their 6.33
billion two-pence coins in circulation.

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