It’s true…because the price of metals has risen, it now costs the U.S. Mint more money to produce a penny than its face value! And that’s with our pennies being composed of copper plated zinc. Before 1983, our pennies were struck in 95% copper—which makes these older coins even more valuable with the rise in copper prices. We’ve purchased a boatload of pre-1983 circulated Lincoln pennies, in Good condition or better, and have assembled them into a one-pound bag! Some of these coins are the highly coveted Wheaties, issued from 1909-1958. You’ll have a blast sorting through this one-pound bag, looking for some key dates and mintmarks. And all of the coins are guaranteed to be struck in 95% copper. A terrific value – reserve your one-pound bag now!