38 pounds of pennys

bradyboy

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OK, so I have 38 pounds of penny's that that i have been tossing in to a plastic water cooler water jug for 25 years or more
Never paid attention to what I tossed in to the plastic water cooler jug
Yes, I just put the jug on my bathroom scale
any thoughts, suggestions?
Brady
 

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I bet you can go through the entire jug and not find a single wheat penny. [emoji6] [emoji6]

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I would research what years produced double dies and look at all of them before getting rid of them, in particular 1955, 1972, 1984, 1995.
 

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Quick way - cull the wheats and separate the copper memorial. Don't mess with the rest. Sell the wheat on eBay in one lot. Sell the copper memorial in another.

Forever Way - Scrutinize every single cent. Look for RPM, Cuds, off-center strikes, die cracks, etc. Be sure to take a photo of every cent that you think has doubling and ask here on T-Net for confirmation of machine doubling. In a decade, you can cash in for $58.52.
 

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Let's say that it takes approx 154 zincons to make a pound, times 38 lbs,....means you have about 5852 cents, or $58.52.
But you have to take into consideration, what is the empty weight of the jug, which means you have less than $58.52. SO, now what do you do with them?
 

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I would research what years produced double dies and look at all of them before getting rid of them, in particular 1955, 1972, 1984, 1995.

There are many years with "doubled" dies. If you're really not into varieties just pull the wheats and dump the rest. Your loss may be my gain somewhere down the road!
 

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Personally, if you are not interested in Mint Errors and Die Varieties, I would recommend pulling and holding onto all of the Wheat Cents, all Copper Cents and all of the 1982 Copper and Copper Plated Zinc Varieties. A 1982-D "Small Date" Copper Cent was found in February of this year which is a Transitional Composition Error/Die Variety and likely worth decent money in most grades and especially in AU and Mint State grades. I have a pretty good feeling that I have some of these Variety/Error Cents in some 1982 Cents I put away some 6 to 8 years ago. I remember that I had more of both the Small and Large Date Coppers and Small and Large Date Copper Plated Zinc Cents than what was in a complete set but it never donned on me that I possibly had a 1982-D "Small Date" Copper Cent which is a Transitional Composition Error/Die Variety. I now have to find them (yes, I have coins everywhere in the house being the Error and Die Variety Coin Collector that I am), see if I have some and if so, get them on the market before the values of this new Transitional Composition Error/Die Variety decreases as more and more are found.


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It's fun to look for errors, die varieties, etc. It does take forever.
 

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forget those WAM's, close AM, die clashes, greasers, CUDS, rotated dies, clips, DDO & DDR's, laminations and all those other "mistakes"

2 boxes of pennies takes SOOOOOOOOOOO much time :BangHead:

now that you wasted time readin' this-------------------- get to work & make some money OR cash on those crummy cents :icon_thumleft::icon_thumright::happysmiley:
 

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OK, so I have 38 pounds of penny's that that i have been tossing in to a plastic water cooler water jug for 25 years or more
Never paid attention to what I tossed in to the plastic water cooler jug
Yes, I just put the jug on my bathroom scale
any thoughts, suggestions?
Brady

My suggestion is to schedule much more detecting time! In 25 years, you should have way more than 38 pounds of cents.....that's only about a pound and a half a year. We're counting on you to do your part in cleaning up the environment! :laughing7:
 
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Thanks for all the input
BTW, they are in a plastic water jug, maybe 2lbs?
 

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While we're on the subject of "JUGS", a friend of my son says he has 8-five gallon water jugs of pocket change that go back 25-30 years. He says that I can look through them and take whatever I want, only to reimburse him for face, and take the remainder to the bank for cash for him. Yet to be seen and happen. Would be a nice winter project.
 

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While we're on the subject of "JUGS", a friend of my son says he has 8-five gallon water jugs of pocket change that go back 25-30 years. He says that I can look through them and take whatever I want, only to reimburse him for face, and take the remainder to the bank for cash for him. Yet to be seen and happen. Would be a nice winter project.

Good luck. But I wouldn't touch such an offer. Having the privilege of cashing in his coins with the hope that you pull a few keepers is hardly enticing.
 

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That works out to about $57.00 in pennies (Average of 150 pennies per pound). Sell one-pound bags of unscreened pennies for $9.95 shipped, and you should be able to net over $300.00 :skullflag:
 

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That works out to about $57.00 in pennies (Average of 150 pennies per pound). Sell one-pound bags of unscreened pennies for $9.95 shipped, and you should be able to net over $300.00 :skullflag:

Terry---- that explains why they be callin' youze a "GOLD DIGGER" :icon_biggrin:
 

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