Friday, August 21, 2009

U.S. Coin Metal Value Calculator

Intrinsic metal value = 1.82 cents

The website calculates the intrinsic metal value of coins, based on current closing prices for zinc, copper, nickel, and manganese prices at the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). Examples:

The current market value of $100 worth of old pennies (1909-1982 Lincoln pennies, with 95% copper and 5% zinc) is $182.16.

$100 worth of the newer pennies (1982-2009 Lincoln zinc pennies with 97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper) would be worth $46.57.

$100 worth of the current quarters (1965 - 2009 Washington quarters with 91.67% copper and 8.33% nickel) is worth $16.22.

HT: Rolfe Winkler

Originally posted at Carpe Diem.


At 8/21/2009 8:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the value of the paper money is printed on is?......

At 8/21/2009 11:54 AM, Blogger CastoCreations said...

That is really interesting.

At 8/21/2009 7:35 PM, Blogger KO said...

Where are the arbitragers to take care of this?

All those cash for gold commercials should turn into cash for pre-1982 pennies.


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