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Can I Figure Coin Quantity By The Weight Of Them?

 
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 Posted 07/13/2020  12:45 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add chboro to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I ask because I just went through at least 10 years of coins we would put in this bag. Since I had all this time on my hands I decided to go through them and try and fill some folders. Cents, Nickels, Dimes and quarters.
I am just curious as to how many coins I went through.
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 Posted 07/13/2020  2:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not to 100% accuracy because most coins are within a few hundredths of a gram of the ideal tolerance (plus metal loss to circulation wear), which will add up when dealing with thousands of coins.

Cents can't be counted by weight because zinc cents are about half a gram lighter than the older copper ones.
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Mixed coins no. Separated by denomination yes, roughly. Clad coins (dimes quarters and halves) yes, mixed or separated.

As mentioned you can't for cents due to the different compositions in unknown percentages.
5 cent (separated) About $5.60 per pound.
Clad coins are $20 per pound, any mixture.
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Mixed coins no


Correct. However, the number must be between 80 and 200 coins to the pound if we are talking only cents, nickels, dimes and quarters (i.e., no halves, etc). If you have equal numbers of cents, nickels, dimes and quarters, you have about 115 coins to the pound.
I suspect most pocket change collections would have a larger proportion of cents, which should increase that figure a bit.

So, if you went through a 10 lb. bag of coins, I would guess you did over 1200 coins.
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