Jarden Zinc Products

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Jarden Zinc Products of Greeneville, Tennessee, is an American manufacturer of a variety of basic zinc products, including sheets of zinc used as precursors to other products and coinage blanks (planchets), including the copper-coated zinc blanks presently used to mint the United States one-cent piece. As of 2016 Jarden Zinc Products is the sole provider of zinc blanks for the US Mint.[1] The company has resisted past efforts to eliminate the penny in the United States.[2]


  1. ^ Donahue, Michelle Z. "How Much Does it Really Cost (the Planet) to Make a Penny?" Smithsonian.com. May 18, 2016. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/penny-environmental-disaster-180959032/.
  2. ^ "Zinc supplier paying thousands to save penny". The Dallas Morning News. 2007-08-19. Retrieved 2010-02-08.

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