Penny Facts

  1. What do 19 million pennies look like?

    We do not yet have a picture of 19 million pennies.

    But we do know that it will be 19 times bigger than this. Click here.

    Or 1.9 times the size of this. Click here.

    Or about 1/5 of the size of this. Click here.

  2. How many pennies are in a pound?

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  3. I thought pennies were going to be retired!

    Not according to the U.S. Mint. Click here.

    In fact, there are actually organizations that exist for the purpose of keeping the penny in circulation. If you want to know more click here.

  4. How many pennies are currently in circulation?

    That's a tough one. As of 1998, the U.S. Mint was still producing 13 billion pennies per year, 1/2 of which seem to fall out of circulation within a year, only to find themselves in dresser drawers, penny jars and car ashtrays. This, together with the "take a penny, leave a penny" trays in retail stores suggests that there are so many pennies in circulation that no one really cares to make change with them. By the best estimates we've been able to locate, we think that there are somewhere between 200,000,000,000 and 250,000,000,000 pennies in circulation (or between $2 billion and $2.5 billion).Click here for an interesting article.

  5. Other penny resources?

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