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Obverse and reverse of 1998 Lincoln Penny.
5.  Nickels, dimes, and quarters are pickled before they're minted...  It might sound strange, but the blanks used to make these coins really are pickled. They're not soaked in vinegar, though, like the pickled cucumbers you get on hamburgers. Instead, these copper-nickel blanks are soaked in a special chemical solution. This "pickling" washes and polishes the blanks.

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