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The E-Sylum:  Volume 4, Number 12, March 18, 2001, Article 16

FEATURED WEB SITE 

   This week's featured web site is recommended to us by 
   Bob Fritsch, who writes: "Here is an interesting site about 
   US Cents, commonly called "Pennies". 

   The site is non-numismatic (which you can tell from the 
   get-go by the use of the term "penny"), but it uses cents to 
   illustrate large numbers through one quintillion.   One 
   (fractured) numismatic tidbit is: "Current estimates by the 
   U.S. Mint place the number of pennies in circulation at 
   around 140 billion.   Others have estimated as many as 
   200 billion currently circulating.  Since the first penny was 
   minted in 1787, until present-day, over 300 billion pennies 
   have been minted in the United States.  So that leaves about 
   100 billion pennies that have been retired by the Mint, 
   lost down sewer drains, stored in jars, smashed by trains, 
   or collected by numismatists in the past 200 years." 

        http://www.kokogiak.com/megapenny/ 

  Wayne Homren 
  Numismatic Bibliomania Society 

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