# Are they any error 1952-S pennies?

Other than the usual striking errors that are possible on ANY coin, there is nothing special noted for 1952-S cents.

### What mathematical error can be found in the first paragraph of o Henry's gift of the magi?

."The Gift of the Magi" is a famous short story by O. Henry. It also contains an interesting mathematical error in the first paragraph. The author states that Della possesses $1.87 with $0.60 of the total consisting of pennies. The remaining $1.27 is not supposed to have any pennies at all, which is impossible.

### Are 1965 pennies worth more than regular pennies in 2012?

Yes and no. Yes, they are technically worth about 2.2 cents in copper value (pre-1982 pennies are 95% copper, post-1982 pennies are mostly zinc and are worth about half a cent in zinc scrap) but they are illegal to melt down and as such you will have a hard time finding someone to buy them. 1965 pennies are not rare by any stretch and as such you should just spend it like any other penny…

### What is the percent error formula for mass of pennies?

For any percent error formula: 100 x (Experimental Value - Theoretical Value) / Theoretical Value Take the absolute value of this (make it positive) , and give it a percent sign. Example: The listed mass was 1 gram, and you found it to be .9 grams 100(0.9-1)= -10 -10/1 =-10 -10 becomes 10 10% error You will NEVER have a negative percent error, and its a good idea to write "error" after the percent sign.