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Molten pennies


#1

Hi, One of my favorite things to use as a spacer while soldering is a
penny. They are cheap, small, plentiful, roll down well…I could go
on. I was told years ago NOT to use American pennies, they have a low
melting point (something else to hold against the Americanos). Anyway,
I just discovered that they have changed the recipe for Canadian
pennies too. I found out by ruining a big piece of silver, the
pennies attach themselves to your metal like lead. I thought I should
put out a warning, ONLY USE OLD PENNIES. And dont let the Mint catch
you! karen in vancouver


#2

Karen, the penalty for melting US coins is three days in Newark,
NJ…


#3

In Mexico we use old Mx coins–wonderful array of thicknesses. Never
had one glop onto a piece I was working on [I can only imagine the horror–so sorry for you]. They’re bought really cheaply in antique
stores; poss. sim. scenario in other foreign countries. One more
thing to look for on travels…