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It depends on the date.
  • Indian Head pennies dated 1864 to 1909 weigh 3.11 grams.
  • The Lincoln, Wheat Ears Reverse penny weighs 3.11 grams except for steel cents made only in 1943 that weigh 2.67 grams.
  • The Lincoln, Memorial Reverse penny (1959 to mid 1982) weighs 3.11 grams.
  • The Lincoln, Memorial Reverse penny (mid 1982 to present) weighs 2.5 grams.


It's not easy to tell the 1982s apart, so to figure out how many cents weigh a pound (or any other amount) you'd have to decide which date range you wanted to use and eliminate all 1982 coins. A pound is 453.6 gm so just divide that by the weight of the penny date that you decided to use.


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How much does 50000 pennies weigh?

One penny weighs 2.5 grams, times 50,000 equals 125,000 grams, or 125 kilograms, or about 275.6 pounds.

How much does a roll of US pennies weigh?

All pennies minted after 1982 weigh 2.5 grams each.   (Older pennies weigh 3.11 grams)   Newer cents are made of zinc because the price of copper increased so much that

How much does a US penny weigh in ounces?

Modern copper-plated zinc cents weigh 2.5 gm or about 0.09 oz. Older bronze cents (mid-1982 and earlier) weigh 3.11 gm or approx 0.11oz

How much does 30000 pennies weigh?

One cent (minted since 1982) weighs 2.5 grams. 30,000 of them then weigh 75,000 grams, or 75 kg, or 165.4 lbs.

How much does 10000000 pennies weigh?

A single penny (after 1982) weighs 2.5 grams, so 10,000,000 pennies would weigh 25,000,000 grams, 55,115.5655 pounds, or 27.5577827 short tons.

How much does a 2005 penny weigh?

All modern (mid-1982 to the present) US cents have a nominal weight of 2.5 gm. Older bronze cents weighed 3.11 gm when new.

How much do 50 pennies weigh?

Modern zinc (1982-present) pennies weigh 2.5 grams each, and copper pennies (pre-1982) weigh 3.11 grams each. 50 new ones weigh 125 grams and 50 old ones weigh 155.5 grams. A

How much does 900 pennies weigh?

900 pennies is almost five pounds (4.9604009 pounds).

How much does a Canadian penny weigh?

YearsMassDiameter/ShapeComposition / 2000-present * | 2.35 g | 19.05 mm, round | 94% steel, 1.5% nickel, 4.5% copper plated zinc / 1997-1999 * | 2.25 g | 19.05 mm, round | 98.