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    Default Speaking of pennies did you know this?

    Pennies dated before 1981 are worth more than twice their face value if you take them to be recycled for their copper content. You get more than double your money! It is also not against the law to melt down small currency in case anyone was wondering. Just thought this was interesting.

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    That is interesting! Never would have occurred to me to do that. Not that I have a clue where to go to recycle old pennies.

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    Hey, now that's worth knowing!

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    Where would you go to recycle them?

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    Also, if you do the penny presses at various places (I do them at Disney World, many different zoos, various major league baseball stadiums, the aquarium in Chatanooga etc..) always use the pre 1982 pennies. Due to the increased amount of copper in them, they shine up better and make nicer pressed penny souveniers. (Just a little FYI)

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    ~That's so cool!Do you think they'd accept pennies at the scrapyard?~

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    Any place that accepts metals for recycling should work. I have a separate change jar just for pre 1981 pennies.

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    Now that you have posted this I will be digging through my pennies at cash registars everywhere. lol

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    oh now this is just cool!!

    I'm going to sift through the penny jar today!!

    thanks!

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    Is this just in America, or is this in Canada too? Anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naderbug View Post
    Is this just in America, or is this in Canada too? Anyone know?
    I'm not sure , but it probably woldn't be hard to check to see if the Canadian pennies had a high copper content and whether or not you can turn them in for recycling.

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