Pocket Change: Are you worth a penny?. Mark Willmarth 220 38 th Avenue NE Great Falls, MT 59404 (406) 727-6826 firstname.lastname@example.org. Citizens for Retiring the Penny retirethepenny.org Americans for Common Cents pennies.org. How many of you would pick a penny up off the ground? .
Mark Willmarth220 38th Avenue NE
Great Falls, MT 59404(406) email@example.com
Coinstar National Currency Poll - 2006
A penny minted 1982 or BEFORE has 95% copper and 5% zinc. It has a metal value of $0.0256 (2/6/12) or over 2.5 times it’s face value!
In 2006, the Federal Government made it illegal to melt down pennies and nickels because of soaring metal prices. Violators could spend up to five years in prison and pay as much as $10,000 in fines.
A penny minted AFTER 1982 has 97.5% zinc and is coated with copper. It has a metal value of $0.00572 (2/6/12) or 57.2% of it’s face value. It is also lighter in weight.
It cost about 2.41 cents to mint a penny in 2011.
Would others say you add more than you take?
Take more than you add?
In 1909, Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to grace a U.S. coin when he was portrayed on the one-cent coin to commemorate his 100th birthday.
The Lincoln Memorial was added to the reverse of the one-cent coin in 1959 to mark Lincoln's 150th birthday, making it the first and only coin to have the same person on both sides.
Since its beginning, the U.S. Mint has produced over 460 billion pennies, 140 billion are still in circulation. Lined up edge to edge, these pennies would circle the earth 137 times.
In 2010, over 4 billion pennies were minted.
pick it up and pass it on!