Jon, I think that you are a very good writer. I thought that this was a very well written article. I can tell that you know a lot about pennies as I read this.
All the others, thank you for reading this article and keeping up with this cubit!
It was very interesting. I have a question, if I may.
I was playing with my wheaties one day, a long time ago. My DH offhandedly said "if you have a 1943 copper penny let me know." So I flipped it over to him. I never saw him jump and run so fast! He said they only made steel pennies that year and the copper one was priceless. He called a coin shop and they said it was most likely electroplated bronze, and if it was it would stick to a magnet. And it stuck like glue!