Why Penny Count by Weight Won’t Work

In Brilliant Uncirculated Pennies, Copper Pennies, Lincoln Wheat Cents, Penny Bags, Unsearched Pennies by coincollectingenterprises

Why Penny Count by Weight Won’t Work Counting pennies by how many pennies per pound just does not work. But why? That’s because not all pennies weight the same. In 1982, the metal composition of the penny was changed from being made of 95% copper to 97.5% zinc. This mean the weight of each penny changed from 3.11 grams to …

Why do People Buy Newer Zinc Pennies?

In Brilliant Uncirculated Pennies, Penny Bags, Unsearched Pennies by copper pennies0 Comments

Why do People Buy Newer Zinc Pennies?   What’s so special about these coin bags full of newer zinc pennies? It’s about perspective and experience. To some, these are worthless trinkets because of their metal zinc content. Sort out the older coins and deposit these for face value. But is this an accurate assessment? To a Lincoln Cent Collector, the …

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Pennies Worth Money

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Pennies Worth Money All pennies are worth money. At least one cent. But what are pennies worth money that are truly valuable ones? In bulk, copper pennies (made of 95% pure copper) are worth well over their face value. That makes copper pennies an ideal copper investment when buying by the pound or ton. Wheat pennies/cents are also valuable and …

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Mis-Struck Pennies

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Mis-Struck Pennies     With millions upon millions of pennies constantly being minted, errors are bound to happen. In the particular case of the example photograph above, this is called a mis-struck penny. This means the penny minting stamp was not properly aligned with the actual penny blank being fed through the machine, causing the penny to literally be mis-struck. …

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Dimes in Penny Bags

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Dimes in Penny Bags       Pennies come in penny bags. This may seem obvious. But did you know there are plenty of other things in penny bags too? Dimes are the biggest culprit. Nickels, quarters, and euro are common as well. Not to mention the couple times we found teller keys in the penny bags (whoops). In sealed …