What Does a Penny Weigh?

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A penny weights 2.5 grams. For you to have a total weight of 1 kilogram you need a total of 400 pennies. A penny is a British bronze coin and monetary unit that is the equivalent of one hundredth of a pound.
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US Coins in Circulation
  Coin Composition Weight Cost to Produce
Penny Cent 2.5% Copper, 97.5% Zinc 2.5 g 2.41 cents
Nickel Nickel 25% Nickel, 75% Copper 5 g 11.18 cents
Dime Dime 8.33% Nickel, 91.67% Copper 2.268 g 5.65 cents
Quarter Quarter 8.33% Nickel, 91.67% Copper 5.67 g 11.14 cents
Half-Dollar Half Dollar 8.33% Nickel, 91.67% Copper 11.34 g N/A
Susan B Anthony Dollar Susan B Anthony Dollar 12.5% Nickel, 87.5% Copper 8.1 g N/A
US Dollar Coin $1 Coin 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, 2% Nickel 8.1 g 18.03 cents
Since 1982, pennies have been minted from zinc that is copper coated rather then all copper as was used prior to 1982. These pennies have a total weight of exactly 2.500 grams each. You can find more info at: www.usmint.gov
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