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Old 06-01-2020, 11:57 AM
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Fill all those "Take a Penny, Leave a Penny" cups at retailers in your entire city, county, state, or the whole USA. Or make your own buried treasure horde in your backyard for a future metal detectorist can find.

Zinc pennies are worthless and besides a rare few I never had any luck passing them off in change at stores, bank, or Coinstar. The ones I can not cash in after a rock tumbler cleaning get tossed into quart sized freezer bags. I assume one day I'll find a use for them that doesn't involve littering handfuls of pennies as I walk, or trash canning them.

Yes melting coins in the US for a profit is not a good idea. See this article when metal prices went crazy and the fall out, and the follow-up article by the US Mint.

- Fisher F75 LTD 2, Fisher Gold Bug (2020) NEL Sharpshooter, Garrett Z-Lynk AT Pro-Pointer, White's Bullseye II PP
- Number of Coins: 432 -Tokens: 2 -Jewelry: 15 -Pull Tabs: 418 -Relics/Items: 63 -Hunts: 40 -Fun: 100%

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