gxseries Posted September 10, 2008 Report Share Posted September 10, 2008 This is a type set idea that I have been thinking which I hope to spark some interesting discussion. Copper has been traditionally used for cents, usually 90+% copper in form of bronze or brass. Copper prices have been up through the roof over the last few years and high content copper are rarely used these days. And such, in order for the public not to get too lost over the color appearance, shown with the 1943 US cents, plating has been used to reduce the high metal cost. That said, I have been looking for world coins where copper plating is actively used in current circulation. For instance, US has been using copper plated zinc since 1982, UK pence with copper plated steel since 1992, Malaysia since 1973, Singapore 1976, Euro cents, Philippine 5 sentimos and the list goes on. What other coins do you know that uses copper plating? Why this type set? Copper plating is a relatively "new" idea in numismatics but widely used worldwide due to metal prices hence there should be plentiful of coins out there (with the exception of Finnish cents I believe). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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