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June 9, 2018
A. Those commenting here on the Penny”s weight … The older “Wheat-back” pennies are about 3.1 grams and the newer ones 2.5-2.6 grams I think, so weighing a bunch of pennies at a time and dividing to find how many dollars worth you have won”t work very accurately to count the pennies unless you have a fair knowledge of how much of each of the older ones and how many new ones are in the bucket. You could “rough it” with: You”re likely to see less than 5% of the old wheat ones on average.
Art Bourgeoisnone – Southcoast Massachusetts USA^October 24, 2018
A. Art is correct, largely. The Lincoln penny Wheat Reverse does in fact weight (at pressing) 3.11g, and the new Lincoln Penny with the Shield Reverse weighs in at 2.5g. The Lincoln Memorial Reverse on the other hand, is your largest variable. The wheat penny was made until 1958. From “59 to “82 the Memorial Reverse penny was copper, giving it the same weight of 3.11g. Following that, from “83 until the bi-centennial in “09 and the minting of the shield reverse in “09, the Memorial Reverse Penny began being minted from the copper-plated zinc variety you see today. Long story short = pre-1959, 3.11g1959 forward 2.5gBut a nickel is a nickel, and those are a nickel in grams! 5 ¢= 5g! 🙂
And … weight is also then varied due to things like dents, scratches, rust, dirt, corrosion, chips, etc. The difference is marginal, though, as someone stated earlier.Erin AndersonEpic Enterprises – Dallas, Texas, USA^
Previous closely related Q&A”s, oldest first:
2003Q. How Much Does a Nickel Weigh?John C.
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A. One nickel weighs exactly as much as two dimes^pennies but less than a quarter. . .If you cut a quarter into 10 equal pieces, each piece would weigh 0.57 grams. If you had 75 of those pieces, the total weight would be the same as the weight of 19 dimes.This information is accurate to two decimal places, but is only the average of the three nickels I happen to have in my pocket today :-)Bob Zonis- Bohemia, New York^
2003A. Actually, the precise answer would be 4.5 grams/nickel.75 pieces (of a quarter) x .57 grams = 42.75 grams42.75 grams / 19 dimes = 2.25 grams/dime2.25 grams * 2 dimes (1 nickel is equal to two dimes) = 4.5 gramsThis assumes the information of a quarter equaling 5.7 grams is correct.Scott S.
Learn more:A Penny”s Worth of Copper, A Nickel”s Worth of NickelWhat is My Weight in Pennies?per Wikipedia:nickle is an alternative, rarely-used spelling.
A. US Coinage Penny Standard weight 2.5 grams Nickel Standard weight 5.0 grams Dime Standard weight 2.268 grams Quarter Standard weight 5.670 gramsGregor C
And here we thought that you learned that only $980,000 would fit in a briefcase from countin” the loot :-)I was just about to offer to take the remaining $20,000 off your hands so you wouldn”t need to carry a second briefcase.Rock with Katie Holmes & Queen Lativarobbing the U.S. Mint =>
Ted Mooney, P.E.Striving to live Alohamslsec.com – Pine Beach, New Jersey^
So a penny weighs 2 grams. In our science class we measured it and it weighed 0.2 gramsMaria G
2007Yep, my scale”s right! 5 grams! Thank you!Lindsey S
June 18, 2008!! MR D – You seem like a smart guy with all those measurements and stuff but how do you get 6.55 when you add 5.0 + .5 + .55. I”m pretty sure that every time I do that it”s going to come out to 6.05 :-)Seth H
May 12, 2009A. Hi Walter. 1. You can measure the diameter and thickness of a nickel and calculate the approx. volume. 2. Or you can use Archimedes” principle and measure the volume of water that the nickel displaces. 3. Or you can divide its 5.0 gram weight by the density of nickel for a good approximation. Do it all three ways and maybe you have a simple but interesting science project.Regards,Ted Mooney, P.E.Striving to live Alohamslsec.com – Pine Beach, New Jersey^
November 2, 2015Current coinage information can be found at:http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/?action=coin_specificationsAnd for the record (assuming current coinage), it is two _pennies_ that weigh the same as a nickel, not two dimes.
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