Sunday, April 8, 2012

charming......

I recently had a reason to sort pennies.
I had a large cider jar full of change.
First I had to separate the pennies from the other coins, then I had to separate
all of the pennies by date.
1982 or older ( mostly copper)  which you can heat with a torch
& 1983 or newer ( mostly zinc) which you can't.
They will melt.... pretty quickly as a matter of fact;~)

So, anyway, as I was sorting it became clear why a law was passed a while back
saying it was illegal to melt down pennies for their copper.
(The copper in a penny that is 1982 or older is actually worth $0.0249.
Almost 2½ times face value)
The ratio was about 5 to 1,
bad versus good ~ for my needs anyway. 

So what to do with this?
Well....... I could roll them up, or................

I could make something

crafty with them☺

Oh!..... and look what is currently occupying my dining table.

(It's kinda blurry:(

Roma tomatoes, serrano and jalapeno peppers for the
greenhouse we are going to be building if the snow ever flipping melts!

3 comments:

  1. Hi Pat,
    Thanks for the interesting tips about the pennies. I like the idea of making charms out of the pennies. Looks like you got a good crop started.
    Therese

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  2. the penny charms are wonderful. Did you use liquid resin? They look like glass with a copper edge. Missy

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  3. Thanks Therese!

    Hi Badger, I did use ICE resin. It was my first time trying it and it is awesome.

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