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Old 06-04-2009, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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SAN ANTONIO, June 4 (UPI) -- A group of fifth graders at a San Antonio middle school have raised more than 1 million pennies to help abused and neglected children.

KSAT-TV, San Antonio, reported that the students at Navarro Intermediate School raised more than $10,000 in pennies.

Students collect 1 million pennies - UPI.com
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I once had 200 pennies to roll & it took me awhile to do. That was $20.00 i needed to feed my gas guzzling car but it wasnt a fun job.
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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But they'll only get $9000 out of the CoinStar machine. The record for a single CoinStar transaction was 1.3-million pennies:

http://money.cnn.com/2005/06/23/news/funny/pennies/
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I once had 200 pennies to roll & it took me awhile to do. That was $20.00 i needed to feed my gas guzzling car but it wasnt a fun job.
Where's your bank? They gave you a terrific rate. I'll roll pennies all day at ten bucks per hundred.
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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But they'll only get $9000 out of the CoinStar machine. The record for a single CoinStar transaction was 1.3-million pennies:

http://money.cnn.com/2005/06/23/news/funny/pennies/


Where's your bank? They gave you a terrific rate. I'll roll pennies all day at ten bucks per hundred.
So he literally threw away $1,000.00. What a idiot.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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Geez... I get $187 for $100 worth of pennies (all pre-1984, as they are solid copper).
I don't ask what the buyers do with them, and I don't care. I have a sorter that will go through 50,000 pennies a day (about one every 2 seconds, so it is slow). Almost beats having a real job. Generates over $65K a year. (though I get funny looks when I have to go to the bank and pre-order $500 of pennies every day).
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