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An interesting fact about the penny is that the face value of one penny is less than what it costs to produce that one penny. It costs about 1.8 cents to produce a single penny. In 2011, the U.S. Mint spent $134 million ... More »

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Charles of the Ritz perfume is a discontinued high-end perfume line that included the well-received Jean Nate fragrances. The Charles of the Ritz company was famous in the beauty industry for its salon-quality cosmetics ... More »

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Some interesting facts about calcite are that it is part of the Earth's crust and has the chemical name of calcium carbonate. Its chemical formula is CaCO3. Calcite is found in nature in many different shapes and colors ... More »

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Pennies made prior to 1982 have a copper content that is worth more than their face value. Wheat pennies issued between 1909 and 1956 are also worth more to collectors than their face value. More »

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Circulated 1963 pennies are only worth face value, however a penny in mint, uncirculated condition can be worth anywhere from $.05 to $.35 or more, as of 2014. The value of the penny is greatly dependent on the condition... More »

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Wheat pennies from 1924 are not particularly rare; they are in fact quite common. The Philadelphia Mint released over 75 million wheat pennies in 1924; this figure does not reflect pennies that were not released into cir... More »

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As of 2014, the value of a U.S. 1917 penny ranges between 75 cents and $45, according to CoinTrackers. There is a very rare error in this coin, and a penny with two front faces was made. A coin with this error is worth u... More »

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