- December 6, 2011 - 7 Comments
Do you know how much a US penny is worth? This isn't a trick question. A US penny is worth 1 cent or $0.01 of course. However, depending on how you look at it, a penny might be worth more.
The next time you pick up a penny, take a look at it. If it is dated 1982 or before, the penny you are holding is actually worth $.024, or 2.4 cents, or 2.4 times it's street value. Pennies dated 1982 or before are 95% copper compared to those 1983 or later which are made from mostly zinc. Due to the rising prices of many metals such as gold and silver, the price of copper has also increased making regular 1 cent c... Read More »