A version of stretching your pennies.
Remember when rolling coins to take some extra time and check their year, especially if you find a older stash.
We did this a few years ago with silver coins and made out pretty good.
I just sorted a couple more cans that have been sitting around for years. Putting all the pennies together not thinking much about them, but I just did some research and looks like I’ll have a project for a rainy day.
Here’s a quick guideline but there is lots more valuable information online.
Canadian Silver Coins
1870 – 1919 are 92.5% silver
1920 – 1967 are 80% silver
1967 & 1968 are 50% silver
U.S. Silver Coins
1964 or earlier (dimes, quarters, half and full dollar) are 90% silver some nickels are 35% silver
This is Interesting
Pennies before 1982 are 95% copper, so they are worth more for melt down.
Have you ever taken time to study and sort coins?
Old bills are pretty interesting too.