Not according to what I heard on the news yesterday, but it's kind of a moot point.................. now they are worth next to nothing, soon they'll be worth nothing.

It's all about harvesting the copper. Pennies are worth more than you think.

As I am older than spit on a butter churn, I remember when the silver in minted coins was taken out. It took no time flat for the harvesters to melt down the majority of more-than-face-value coinage.

I throw all my pennies in a large glass bowl. Have done for years. There are quite a few new looking pennies, but there are no 2012

pennies. Wonder why that is. It's about time I turned these pennies in because the bowl now weighs roughly 43 pounds according to our bathroom scale. How many pennies make a pound?

PS...A rough estimate is 6150 pennies in roughly 43 pounds of pennies*Last edited by #juan; Mar 30th, 2012 at 11:32 AM..*

pennies. Wonder why that is. It's about time I turned these pennies in because the bowl now weighs roughly 43 pounds according to our bathroom scale. How many pennies make a pound?

PS...A rough estimate is 6150 pennies in roughly 43 pounds of pennies

I throw all my pennies in a large glass bowl. Have done for years. There are quite a few new looking pennies, but there are no 2012

pennies. Wonder why that is. It's about time I turned these pennies in because the bowl now weighs roughly 43 pounds according to our bathroom scale. How many pennies make a pound?

PS...A rough estimate is 6150 pennies in roughly 43 pounds of pennies

The mass and composition of the Canadian penny has changed over the last 70 years as penny-pinching measures.

1942-1979 3.24 g/penny 98% copper with zinc and tin making up the remaining 2%

1980- 1981 2.80 g/penny 98% copper with zinc and tin making up the remaining 2%

1982- 1996 2.50 g/penny 98% copper with zinc and tin making up the remaining 2%

1997-1999 2.25 g/penny 98% zinc with tin and copper plate making up the remaining 2%

2000-2012 2.35 g/penny 98% steel with tin and copper plate making up the remaining 2%

So, what you must do is sort your pennies by date first, then weigh each pile, and finally do the calculation.

1942-1979 3.24 g/penny 98% copper with zinc and tin making up the remaining 2%

1980- 1981 2.80 g/penny 98% copper with zinc and tin making up the remaining 2%

1982- 1996 2.50 g/penny 98% copper with zinc and tin making up the remaining 2%

1997-1999 2.25 g/penny 98% zinc with tin and copper plate making up the remaining 2%

2000-2012 2.35 g/penny 98% steel with tin and copper plate making up the remaining 2%

So, what you must do is sort your pennies by date first, then weigh each pile, and finally do the calculation.

I keep promising my wife I will roll these damn pennies and get that ugly bowl off the dresser. I started with a small bowl and have gone through at least three intermediate sized bowls. I 'm assuming all pennies are the same size...and once they are rolled, I will know exactly how many pennies I have. I promised Jan I would take her out to dinner with the money I get from turning them in. Dinner for two and a nice bottle of wine will cost about a hundred dollars. The pennies will cover a good part of that. (I won't bring the pennies to the restaurant.. )

What, you're not donating them to charity as Laugherty suggested?

The mass and composition of the Canadian penny has changed over the last 70 years as penny-pinching measures.

1942-1979 3.24 g/penny 98% copper with zinc and tin making up the remaining 2%

1980- 1981 2.80 g/penny 98% copper with zinc and tin making up the remaining 2%

1982- 1996 2.50 g/penny 98% copper with zinc and tin making up the remaining 2%

1997-1999 2.25 g/penny 98% zinc with tin and copper plate making up the remaining 2%

2000-2012 2.35 g/penny 98% steel with tin and copper plate making up the remaining 2%

So, what you must do is sort your pennies by date first, then weigh each pile, and finally do the calculation.

no more pennies for your/our thoughts.

no more pennies saved and no more pennies earned.

*Last edited by spaminator; Mar 30th, 2012 at 03:23 PM..*

no more pennies saved and no more pennies earned.

Conservatives are eliminating penury. About damn time!

I throw all my pennies in a large glass bowl. Have done for years. There are quite a few new looking pennies, but there are no 2012

pennies. Wonder why that is. It's about time I turned these pennies in because the bowl now weighs roughly 43 pounds according to our bathroom scale. How many pennies make a pound?

PS...A rough estimate is 6150 pennies in roughly 43 pounds of pennies

OK so face value is worth $1.43 a lb. Copper is worth approx. $4 a lb. So are the pennies a copper alloy?

When I was a kid, we used to crawl through culverts to pick up the metal slugs. Wonder what they're worth today?

PS

Remember when evil doers would coat pennies with mercury so they would pass as dimes?

I throw all my pennies in a large glass bowl. Have done for years. There are quite a few new looking pennies, but there are no 2012 pennies. Wonder why that is.

They said they'd stop minting pennies in April (I think) so that must mean there will be some 2012 pennies. I don't intend to keep many of my pennies as collectors items, but I think it'd be neat to save some 2012 ones. Some of the "last batch" if you will. There's something special about that to me I guess.

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