Collecting pressed pennies involves amassing a collection of copper cents run through a jeweler's mill, augmenting the collection through buying at auctions and trading with other collectors, and displaying the collection. Many pressed penny collectors choose to concentrate on a single theme, choosing from such pressed penny favorites as the Lord's Prayer, Disney theme park pennies, sports event pennies or pennies representing individual states.Continue Reading
Pressed penny collectors can join one of several organizations devoted to the collections in order to learn where and when new pressed penny machines will be available. Pressed penny groups often allow members to trade their pennies, which lets collectors find the missing pieces they need to fill out their collections. Auctions and private sales also let collectors augment their collections. Printed and online guides are published providing information on pressed penny values. Collectors may also want to create their own databases to keep track of their collections.
While some pressed penny collectors advise against cleaning the coins at all, Park Pennies suggests using silver polish to remove fingerprints or tarnish. Rare or valuable pressed pennies can be preserved by setting them in Renaissance wax. A large pressed penny collection can be stored in plastic pages with pockets typically used by coin collectors, in small boxes or in a fishing tackle box.Learn more about Coins & Currency
Approximately 7771 pennies will fit in a gallon jug. There is a volume of approximately 231 cubic inches in a gallon jug and each penny has a volume of approximately 0.029727 cubic inches. The answer can be deduced from dividing the former with the latter.Full Answer >
Websites dedicated to coin collecting and coin enthusiasts, such as Coin Values, provide current value information for 1943 steel pennies. Coin Value's chart includes all known variants and conditions, so that each penny can be individually evaluated and valued.Full Answer >
According to Time, one of the most valuable pennies is the 1943 copper alloy penny. This penny was created accidentally and only 40 of them are said to exist. As of 2014, one of these 1943 pennies sold for approximately $1.7 million dollars.Full Answer >
As of 2015, U.S. wheat pennies are worth anywhere from 3 cents to over $10, depending on the condition of the coin. Wheat pennies are still readily available in circulation, but are still worth more than their face value of one cent.Full Answer >