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updated 3/12/05

DENOM

YEAR/S

COMPOSITION

GRAM/ GRAIN

SIZE MM

HALF CENT

1793

COPPER

6.74/104

22

HALF CENT

1794

COPPER

6.74/104

23.5

HALF CENT

1795

COPPER

5.44/84

23.5

HALF CENT

1840

COPPER

5.44/84

23

LARGE CENT

1793

COPPER

13.48/208

26-27

LARGE CENT

1793

COPPER

13.48/208

26-28

LARGE CENT

1793-1795

COPPER

13.48/208

29

LARGE CENT

1795-1814

COPPER

10.89/168

29

LARGE CENT

1816

COPPER

10.89/168

28-29

LARGE CENT

1837

COPPER

10.89/168

27.5

SMALL CENT

1856

.880 COPPER/.120 NICKEL

4.67/72

19

SMALL CENT

1864

.950 COPPER/.050 TIN & ZINC

3.11/48

19

SMALL CENT

1943

STEEL CORE/ZINC PLATED

2.7/41.67

19

SMALL CENT

1944-1946

.950 COPPER/.050 ZINC

3.11/48

19

SMALL CENT

1947-1982

.950 COPPER/.050 TIN & ZINC

3.11/48

19

SMALL CENT

1982-

.992 ZINC & .008 COPPER CORE

2.5

19

DENOM

YEAR/S

COMPOSITION

GRAM/ GRAIN

SIZE MM

TWO CENT

1864-1873

.950 COPPER/.050 TIN & ZINC

6.22/96

23

SILVER 3 CENT

1851-1853

.750 SILVER/.250 COPPER

0.8/12.35

14

SILVER 3 CENT

1854-1873

.900 SILVER/.100 COPPER

0.75/11.57

14

NICKEL 3 CENT

1865-1889

.750 COPPER/.250 NICKEL

1.94/30

17.9

5 CENT

1866

.750 COPPER/.250 NICKEL

5/77.16

20.5

6 CENT

1883

.750 COPPER/.250 NICKEL

5/77.16

21.2

7 CENT

1942-1945

.560COPPER/.350 SILVER/.090 MAGANESE

5/77.16

21.2

8 CENT

1946-

.750 COPPER/.250 NICKEL

5/77.16

21.2

HALF DIME

1794

.8924 SILVER/.1076 COPPER

1.35/20.8

16.5

HALF DIME

1837

.900 SILVER/.100 COPPER

1.34/2068

15.5

HALF DIME

1853

.900 SILVER/.100 COPPER

1.24/19.1

15.5

DIME

1796

.8924 SILVER/.1076 COPPER

2.7/3.87

19

DIME

1809

.8924 SILVER/.1076 COPPER

2.7/3.87

18.8

DIME

1828-1837

.8924 SILVER/.1076 COPPER

2.7/3.87

18.5

DIME

1837

.900 SILVER/.100 COPPER

2.67/41.2

17.9

DIME

1853

.900 SILVER/.100 COPPER

2.49/38.4

17.9

DIME

1873-1964

.900 SILVER/.100 COPPER

2.5/38.6

17.9

DIME

1965-

COPPER CORE
OUTER LAYERS-.750 COPPER/.250 NICKEL

2.27/35

17.9

DENOM

YEAR/S

COMPOSITION

GRAM/ GRAIN

SIZE MM

TWENTY CENT

1875-1878

.900 SILVER/.100 COPPER

5/77.16

22

QUARTER

1796

.8924 SILVER/.1076 COPPER

6.74/104

27.5

QUARTER

1831-1838

.8924 SILVER/.1076 COPPER

6.74/104

24.3

QUARTER

1838

.900 SILVER/.100 COPPER

6.68/103

24.3

QUARTER

1853-1873

.900 SILVER/.100 COPPER

6.22/96

24.3

QUARTER

1873-1964

.900 SILVER/.100 COPPER

6.25/102

24.3

QUARTER

1965-1974

COPPER CORE
OUTER LAYERS-.750 COPPER/.250 NICKEL

5.67/87.5

24.3

QUARTER

1976

CORE-.209 SILVER & .791 COPPER
OUTER LAYERS-.800 SILVER & .200 COPPER

5.75/88.7

24.3

QUARTER

1977-

COPPER CORE
OUTER LAYERS-.750 COPPER/.250 NICKEL

5.67/87.5

24.3

HALF DOLLAR

1794

.8924 SILVER/.1076 COPPER

13.48/208

32.5

HALF DOLLAR

1836-1839

.900 SILVER/.100 COPPER

13.36/206

30

HALF DOLLAR

1839

.900 SILVER/.100 COPPER

13.36/206

30.6

HALF DOLLAR

1853-1873

.900 SILVER/.100 COPPER

12.44/192

30.6

HALF DOLLAR

1873-1964

.900 SILVER/.100 COPPER

12.5/193

30.6

HALF DOLLAR

1965-1970

CORE-.209 SILVER & .791 COPPER
OUTER LAYERS-.800 SILVER & .200 COPPER

11.5/177.5

30.6

HALF DOLLAR

1971-1974

COPPER CORE
OUTER LAYERS-.750 COPPER/.250 NICKEL

11.34/175

30.6

HALF DOLLAR

1976

CORE-.209 SILVER & .791 COPPER
OUTER LAYERS-.800 SILVER & .200 COPPER

11.5/177.5

30.6

HALF DOLLAR

1977-

COPPER CORE
OUTER LAYERS-.750 COPPER/.250 NICKEL

11.34

30.6

DENOM

YEAR/S

COMPOSITION

GRAM/ GRAIN

SIZE MM

DOLLAR

1795

.8924 SILVER/.1076 COPPER

26.96/107.4

39-40

DOLLAR

1840

.900 SILVER/.100 COPPER

26.73/412.5

38.1

DOLLAR

1873-1885

.900 SILVER/.100 COPPER

27.22/420

38.1

DOLLAR

1878-1935

.900 SILVER/.100 COPPER

26.73/412.5

38.1

DOLLAR

1971-1976

CORE-.209 SILVER & .791 COPPER
OUTER LAYERS-.800 SILVER & .200 COPPER

24.59/379.5

38.1

DOLLAR

1977-1978

COPPER CORE
OUTER LAYERS-.750 COPPER/.250 NICKEL

22.68/350

38.1

DOLLAR

1979-1999

COPPER CORE
OUTER LAYERS-.750 COPPER/.250 NICKEL

8.1/126

26.5

DOLLAR

2000-

COPPER CORE
OUTER LAYERS- .770 COPPER/.120 ZINC/.070 MAGANESE
.040 NICKEL

8.1/126

26.5




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