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# How much is 68 pounds of pennies in cash?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

13y ago

It depends on the year each penny was struck, or made. Pre-1982 pennies weigh 3.11 grams ( 0.109 702 021 66 ounce) because they are made of solid copper. Post-1982 pennies weigh 2.5 grams (0.088 184 904 874 ounce) because they are made of zinc covered with a thin layer of copper. The cash value of 68 pounds of pennies is somewhere between \$99.17 and \$123.37 (99 dollars, 17 cents and 123 dollars, 37 cents).

Post-1982 pennies are only worth face value, while pre-1982 pennies are technically worth 2 cents in copper content, but since it is illegal to melt or export them without a permit, there are few buyers for copper cents above face value.

Wiki User

13y ago

Wiki User

12y ago

That makes \$87.09. One penny weighs 2.5 grams, with 453.59 grams per pound, making 181.44 pennies per pound, times 48 is 8,709 pennies.

Burton Weeks

Lvl 2
3y ago

If the pennies are 1982 or newer it would be 126.70 if older then 1982 it would be 103.60 so a mix of older and newer would be between the two

Wiki User

11y ago

\$101.50

D Bombard

Lvl 2
3y ago

I have no idea