mailing pennies

how many pennies can you send via 1st class mail (within USA)?

(i have the answer, but am working on some fun graphs to illustrate the answer)

The first person to guess correctly will get that amount of pennies mailed to him/her.

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Tom Saaristo
19 years ago

I might play, but I don’t want any pennies. I’m on the committe to ban the penny.

Tom Saaristo
19 years ago

Here are some questions: Do you want to know how many can be mailed using just one first class stamp? Would you accept an answer based on the average weight of a penny? [since coins in the same denomination can vary in weight”>

Tom Saaristo
19 years ago

Should I show my work? Heh heh Pennies post ’82 weight approx. 1/10 of an ounce. A first class stamp will carry a one ounce letter for 37 cents. 10 pennies make 1 ounce. The answer is 10 pennies.

Tom Saaristo
19 years ago

Please don’t mail 10 pennies to me. On second thought, go ahead … someone will prolly steal them anyway, or they will get jammed in the sorting machines ;o)

unlikelymoose
19 years ago

i collect pennies

Tom Saaristo
19 years ago

Hooray! Thank you!! Moose, you should have enough pre-1982 pennies to correctly guess. Do you collect pennies to keep them out of the system?

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