How much does $1000 worth of pennies weigh?

There are 100 cents (pennies) in a dollar. To make $1000.00, you need to have 100,000 pennies.

According to the specifications of the The United States Mint legal tender coins presently in production for United States Mint Annual Sets, a cent weighs 2.500 grams.

Thus, if you have a bag of pennies worth $1000.00, the bag's weight would be 250,000 grams (250 kilograms).

The image on the first penny was of a lady with flowing hair symbolizing liberty. It was one of the first coins made by the United States Mint after it was created in 1792.

From 1909 to 1958, the Lincoln "wheat" penny obverse was paired with a reverse that featured two sheaves of wheat flanking the inscriptions ONE CENT and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

From 1959 to 2008, the reverse featured an image of the Lincoln Memorial designed by Frank Gasparro commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth.

Learn more about the history of the Lincoln Penny (One-Cent Coin) at

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