Did you know real copper pennies dated 1982 and earlier are actually worth more than newer pennies? This is because in 1982, The Mint started producing a new variety. The metal composition changed from a more expensive 95% copper penny to a cheaper 97.5% zinc composite penny only plated with copper that is now presently being produced. Looking at them side by side and not knowing this cool fact about real copper pennies, the only difference is the weight of the coin and the size of the dates.
*This fun fact reminds us of the comparison of our genuine copper mugs to other mugs on the market. Although other imported mugs look similar in photos, you can tell by the craftsmanship and the weight of real U.S. copper and non-plating with American Mule. Cheers to an Authentic Experience!