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Obverse and reverse of 1858 Flying Eagle Penny.
13.  There were copper pennies and white cents?  Yes, there were "white cents" that didn't look at all like pennies. These were the Flying Eagle one cent coins of 1856–58 and the Indian Head one cent coins of 1859–64. They were made from metal that contained 88 parts copper to 12 parts nickel, which gave them a light or white color.

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