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Nitroz said:I found this from google.

For pennies (diameter: 0.75", thickness: 1.55 mm) the above computation would give a "V" of about 0.029727 cu in, or about 7771 pennies per gallon.

Yes, but the pennies can't occupy the volume of the gallon perfectly due to their shape and the fact that they aren't hand-packed one at a time into the container. However, your calculation certainly gets us headed the right way. I say approx. $55.

Contest anyone? :lolsign:

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Valpo Hawkeye said:Yes, but the pennies can't occupy the volume of the gallon perfectly due to their shape and the fact that they aren't hand-packed one at a time into the container. However, your calculation certainly gets us headed the right way. I say approx. $55.

Yes, the 7771 pennies would have to be perfectly packed. That was just something I googled and not my calculation.

If we had a contest, someone would need alot of pennies and settle on what to use for a gallon container.

this'll give you a generalized idea of worth in cents

But the quart jar of quarters is one day going to pay for my Corvette!

Oh, BTW, I gallon of quarters has yielded me close to $1,000

Illum_the_nation said:weigh a single penny, then weigh an equivalent container, then weigh the container full of pennies

Good idea!

Better idea: Do the same but weigh ten pennies. That will give you ten times the accuracy.

Even better: Coins are manufactured with very good precision. Your national bank can most likely provide you with a weight-figure for them, or perhaps google. Then do what Illum_the_nation suggested.

When I cash it in I will dig up this post and give the exact amount!

Bill

a single penny weighs 0.1 oz

$10 worth would weigh over 6lbs

http://www.kokogiak.com/megapenny/1.asp

$10 worth would weigh over 6lbs

http://www.kokogiak.com/megapenny/1.asp

wow mine weighs something like 30 or so pounds. how much would that be:thinking:cave dave said:a single penny weighs 0.1 oz

$10 worth would weigh over 6lbs

http://www.kokogiak.com/megapenny/1.asp

I'd like a 5 gallon jug of those sacagawea dollar!

benchmade_boy said:wow mine weighs something like 30 or so pounds. how much would that be:thinking:

Maybe around $50.

bwaites said:To use weight, you have to know the right alloy of zinc-copper

Bill

No you don't! You only need to know the weight of a penny, the weight of the jar, and the weight of the jar with the pennies in it!

Back when I was 17 and had my first job working for Selecta Switch, Inc., I used to have to count their advertisement papers using a scale. I'd weight one single sheet of paper, set that as 1, and then drop any size stack of papers on the scale and it would actually count how many papers were on the scale! If there were a thousand sheets on the scale and I removed 1, it would register!

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