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Old 02-22-2018, 08:14 AM   #41
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If they are before 1982, you stand to make a tidy profit on the pennies.
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I'm surprised that no one has brought up that it costs more than a penny to make a penny.
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I'm surprised that no one has brought up that it costs more than a penny to make a penny.
You have to make a penny once, they last 100 years plus.

Bills have a short lifespan.

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As a result, the average lifespan of a $100 bill is 15 years while a $5 bill lasts just 4.9 years. Dollar bills last just under 6 years on average while the $20 bill has a relatively healthy lifespan at 7.7 years.
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I look for and save all the old Wheat back pennies. I have a few pretty old ones.

If anyone wants to send me your coins, I'll pay face value.
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I have a 1909 VDB coin. Collected coins when I was younger. Have a few of the penny books that are mostly full. Only pennies I don't have are the super rare ones you'd never keep in one of those books. You'd keep it in a safe. On occasion I find a wheat back in my change. But it's pretty rare these days. Most of them have been taken out of circulation by people like you and I.
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I have a 1909 VDB coin. Collected coins when I was younger. Have a few of the penny books that are mostly full. Only pennies I don't have are the super rare ones you'd never keep in one of those books. You'd keep it in a safe. On occasion I find a wheat back in my change. But it's pretty rare these days. Most of them have been taken out of circulation by people like you and I.
Growing up in the 60s it was not uncommon to get wheat pennies or Indian head nickels as change. Still have quite a few of both.
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Well they stopped making them in 64-65. The cutoff date is 1964. So in the 60s they were aplenty.
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Hey Dont get me wrong.. love me some coins.. older the better.. gold ones, silver ones, you betcha. I just hate cents on an invoice or a quote. Maybe laziness, but more of a pet peeve...
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I'm sure rounding down could be construed as stealing. Especially when you round down 7 cents. And you are altering a contract.
my contract says something along the lines of, " all previous correspondence is superceeded by this agreement and this agreement represents the entire agreement." yada yada yada not legal advice, etc.
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Your contract can't change another contract unless they sign it.
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Save them up - You could always make a countertop or backsplash!
These are not my projects, but I do think they are pretty cool - except thinking about how much of a PIA they would be to accomplish



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They sell penny mosaic sheets.
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They sell penny mosaic sheets.
I was not aware of that. I have never seen any examples in person, looks like it would make an interesting floor.
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Hey Dont get me wrong.. love me some coins.. older the better.. gold ones, silver ones, you betcha. I just hate cents on an invoice or a quote. Maybe laziness, but more of a pet peeve...
One of those Liberty silver dollars just turned up in some badly corroded change of mine.

It's nearly black and has even less detail than yours.
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Last year at the Builders Show in Vegas, I found a 1943 nickle in my winnings. (For a few years during the war, they were made of silver as the demand for nickle for war production). Was going to save it with all my silver and gold coins.

When I am in hotels, I leave all my change to tip the maids, and left the nickle. Hope she noticed it and appreciated the windfall.
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I was not aware of that. I have never seen any examples in person, looks like it would make an interesting floor.
https://www.real-penny-tile-projects-made-easy.com/

They don't have the patterned one like you show in your picture, but maybe there is another source. It looks like sheets to me.
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Must be a lot of fun cleaning all the crevices on those penny designs.
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Must be a lot of fun cleaning all the crevices on those penny designs.
It gets a coat of epoxy I believe. Not sure how that is done a on back splash.,,

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Went to the hardware store for some washers. They wanted 5 cents each for 'em.

Said no way. Went home and drilled holes in pennies.

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Pennies are worthless??? Ya think, hell Dollar bills are worthless. As far as the invoices my invoice program just adds it all up and I don't round up or down, too much hassle for me to do so.

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