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    Which is worth more? 1 pound of quarters or 1 pound of dimes?

    Actually... it's a trick question.

    So... a quarter weighs 5.670 grams, a dime weighs 2.268 grams, a nickel weighs 5.00 grams, a copper penny (81 & before) weighs 3.11 grams, and a copper coated zinc penny weighs 2.5 grams. 1982 coins some are copper, some are copper/zinc.

    So... turns out, there are 79.998589 quarters in a pound, 199.9624070 dimes in a pound, 90.717732 nickels in a pound, 145.84844373 old pennies in a pound, and 181.435464 new pennies in a pound.

    With almost exactly 80 quarters in a pound, and almost exactly 200 dimes in a pound, one pound of either denomination OR a mix of both, will be worth $20.


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    Unless that pound of quarters or dimes are 1964 or older. Then you got lots of silver in them there coins :P

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    How bout them steel cents 1943 how many to a pound?
    Better than the dump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo finds View Post
    How bout them steel cents 1943 how many to a pound?
    Dunno. I only have 4 of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PartTimeScrapper View Post
    Unless that pound of quarters or dimes are 1964 or older. Then you got lots of silver in them there coins :P
    40 years I've checked the date on every coin in my possession. Current count on silver coinage from pocket change is 4 quarters, 13 dimes, and 11 war nickels. They're pretty rare... I can't even remember the last time I got a war nickle. I got a dime a couple of years ago. Last quarter was 1990-something at a casino. Slot machine was paying out... Clunk-plunk-clunk-plunk-*TINK*-clunk-plunk-clunk...

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    Quote Originally Posted by auminer View Post
    40 years I've checked the date on every coin in my possession. Current count on silver coinage from pocket change is 4 quarters, 13 dimes, and 11 war nickels. They're pretty rare... I can't even remember the last time I got a war nickle. I got a dime a couple of years ago. Last quarter was 1990-something at a casino. Slot machine was paying out... Clunk-plunk-clunk-plunk-*TINK*-clunk-plunk-clunk...
    The last silver quarter I got in change was maybe 5 years ago. I worked Dominos and a guy came in an paid for an order. I heard the coin when it hit my hand.

    The most memorable score was when I was working Pizza Hut and they got a bunch of silver and indian head. There were more in the drawer, but the manager was a B and wouldn't sell the nickels to me... She just gave them out as change. I managed to pick about a dozen or so. That would have been 1990ish....

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    Steel cent weights 2.7 grams so a pound of them would be 167.997174

    Half dollars clad 1971 - current 11.34 grams so 39.999327 in a pound

    Ike dollars 22.68 grams so 19.9996636 in a pound

    And the small dollar coins starting with SBA to current ones 8.1 grams so 55.999058 in a pound
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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo finds View Post
    Steel cent weights 2.7 grams so a pound of them would be 167.997174

    Half dollars clad 1971 - current 11.34 grams so 39.999327 in a pound

    Ike dollars 22.68 grams so 19.9996636 in a pound

    And the small dollar coins starting with SBA to current ones 8.1 grams so 55.999058 in a pound
    Fascinating the halves and Ikes are $20 a pound as well.


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