How Much Do 100 Pennies Weigh?

By Staff WriterLast Updated May 27, 2020 7:43:32 PM ET
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A Lincoln-faced penny made after 1982 weighs 2.5 grams. So, 100 of these coins weigh 25 grams. That’s about 8.8 ounces or .55 pounds. However, pennies minted between 1909 and 1982 and modern Union Shield-backed pennies weigh 3.11 grams each. That’s almost 11 ounces or .68 pounds for 100. The only exception to this are wheat pennies made in 1943. They weigh 2.7 ounces each. That’s 9.5 ounces or .59 pounds for 100.

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