A person I work with decided it would be funny to pay me a small debt, in pennies, unrolled pennies. Little did he realize, that I just love coins. So I spent about 30 mins of my saturday to sort and roll them.Things to keep in mind.1. Pennies 1981 and older, are 95% copper, after 81, they are about 5% copper. Pre 82 pennies are worth more in copper, than the penny is worth.2. Wheat Pennies were made 1958 and before.3. Canadian pennies are worth nothing, really.
What I found was this. Of the 1000 pennies:
1958 and prior: 13 1.3%
1981 and prior: 748 74.8%
1982 and newer: 230 23%
Canadian: 5 .5%