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# How many pennies in a 5-gallon jug?

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A 5-gallon jug holds a maximum of 43,584 American 1-cent pieces, assuming the pennies fit perfectly in the jug with minimal air between them. One estimate is closer to 35,000 pennies when Halo Animal Rescue performed a fundraiser with a jug full of pennies.

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The American penny is 0.750 inch in diameter and 0.06 inch thick. The area of the circular money is pi times the radius squared, which is 0.4424 square inch. Multiply the area times the thickness for 0.0265 cubic inch. A 5-gallon jug is 1,155 cubic inches. Divide the volume of gallon jug by the volume of one penny to find the maximum number of pennies in 5 gallons. Statisticians experiment by counting how many pennies fit in a 5-gallon jug and take an average number over many trials.

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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.

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As of 2014, collectors value pennies minted in 1943 from 8 cents to \$3.14, depending on the coin's condition and where it was minted. Coins in good condition minted in Philadelphia have the lowest value, while uncirculated coins minted at the San Francisco mint fetch the highest price.

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A comprehensive guide to the retail price of pennies from the United Kingdom, reproduced with permission from the British magazine Coin News, is available at Coins-of-the-UK.co.uk as of 2016. The values are the amount a coin dealer would charge for a coin in U.K. pounds.