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Hunt out those 2p coins as copper prices soar
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Hunt out those 2p coins as copper prices soar

British shoppers have long viewed one penny and 2p coins as little more than a nuisance, but rising copper prices made rummaging around the backs of sofas a little more worthwhile today. A 2p copper coin is now worth 3P.

British Copper coins made before 1992 are 97 per cent copper, which means that each 2p coin contains 6.9 grams of copper and each penny piece contains 3.45 grams of copper.

To get a tonne of copper it would take 145,000 2p coins or 290,000 1p coins, giving a face value of £2,900.

But if the same coins were sold for their metal content they would collect almost £4,500, after the price of copper hit a fresh high of 8,312 US dollars (£4,463) a tonne today

The Royal Mint warned that it was an offence for a member of the public "to melt down a coin of the realm"

 
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