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The Chemistry of Money
Oldenburg Academy, Indiana, USA
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Special Collection: RSC Popular Science eBook Collection
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26 Oct 2020
Chapter 3: The Changing Face of Our Coins
Published:26 Oct 2020
Special Collection: RSC Popular Science eBook CollectionProduct Type: Popular Science
99 - 150
The Chemistry of Money, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2020, ch. 3, pp. 99-150.
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A look at recent changes in coinage, with an examination of why silver and gold are seldom used today, and a look at how the American penny underwent a dramatic change in 1982 from copper to zinc.
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