1C Copper plate blank - how is it made?

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1C Copper plate blank - how is it made?

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For the current 1C copper plated zinc blank...
How is it made?
What does it look like before it's plated?
Who is the contractor?
Do they have a factory tour?

Any pointers greatly appreciated in advance.
And yes, I did my homework before asking here. I couldn't find any substantive information relating to the 1 cent blanks before they arrive at the mint.

Thanks, Bob

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Re: 1C Copper plate blank - how is it made?

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Call the US Mint, they would have that information.

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Re: 1C Copper plate blank - how is it made?

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The Mint does have a Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/USMINT/videos

I know it's not everything - but they have some interesting videos - with some virtual tours on it

Hope this helps

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Funky Strike wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:04 pm The Mint does have a Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/USMINT/videos

I know it's not everything - but they have some interesting videos - with some virtual tours on it

Hope this helps
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Re: 1C Copper plate blank - how is it made?

#5 Unread post by bobber »

Well, I didn't call the mint, just did some more online research.
I'm posting it here in case anyone's curious:

Artazn (formerly Jarden Zinc Products) Greeneville, Tn:
https://artazn.com/products/coinage/
makes the 1C penny blanks, according to:
https://www.coinworld.com/news/precious ... lanks.html
and
https://www.greenevillesun.com/news/loc ... 16e31.html .

They have a Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC99sc4 ... t39zbYqIFQ , .
And some other videos about them can be found by searching for 'Jarden Zinc', like: .

And when they spill onto a highway, it appears they use a very large vacuum to clean them up:
https://6abc.com/pennies-i-95-new-castl ... e/1502898/ .

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#6 Unread post by JTCC »

thanks for the info! :)

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