Although millions of people wonder why U.S. pennies are still being minted and used today, the penny has been around since 1793 and not going anywhere soon.
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What does a penny weigh?
Two different pennies have been minted since 1982.
The first is the Lincoln penny, which weighs 0.088 ounces (2.5 grams). It is made with 95% copper and 5% zinc.
The other is the Union Shield penny. It weighs 0.109 ounces (3.11 grams). This penny is made of 97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper.
Original pennies from 1793 were made of 100 percent copper and weighed in at 0.475 ounces (13.48 grams).
That was over 5 times as heavy as pennies minted today!
How Much Does A Canadian Penny Weigh?
A roll contains 50 pennies. At 0.088 ounces (2.5 grams), 50 pennies weighs approximately 4.4 ounces (125 grams).
For pennies that weigh 0.109 ounces (3.11 grams), the weight of a roll would be 5.45 ounces (155.5 grams).
You would also need to add the weight of the paper roll to these amounts.
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~ Fun Fact ~The penny was the first U.S. coin to include the inscription “In God We Trust”.
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