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Many United States coins have a pretty rich history. From early coins like the three-cent piece and the half-cent to some of the more modern favorites like the Sacagawea dollar, there’s something for every coin enthusiast. For example, older American currency can provide a look into American history, such as when there was a shortage of copper during World War II.

Here is a visual chart that looks at the metal composition of American coins dating back to 1783, with ten different materials across dozens of various coins.

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Metal Composition of American Coins Since 1783

Via Alan’s Factory Outlet