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%

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