A pound of pennies made with the design that came out in 1982 is worth $1.81. Each penny weighs 2.5 grammes, and there are 181 of them in a pound. From 1962 to 1982, there was less copper in the plating of pennies. Since each penny weighs 3.11 grammes, one pound of them is worth about $1.45.
From 1909 to 1982, people made pennies that weigh 3.11 grammes each. A pound of these coins is worth $1.45. The only penny that was a different weight during that time was the zinc penny from 1943. Because it didn’t have copper, each zinc penny weighed about 2.70 grammes. About $1.68 is what a pound of 1943 pennies is worth.