http://news.coinupdate.com/cost-to-m...ce-value-1751/ and the penny today is 2.5% copper and the rest zinc so that would mean it really has about .05 cents worth of copper in it (actually even less since the two cents includes making and distributing it. The metal content was worth 1.63 cents (listed at link as "cost of goods sold") so it is really .04 cents worth of copper in today's pennies.
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I mentally picture #1 buckshot balls, arrow heads and one ounce rounds
I'm in Canada and this is kind of a bummer. I use pennies for all sorts of things. If you fly RC planes they are great for weight/balance adjustment, and just weighting things in general.
Or you can make medieval armor out of them.