Showing posts from April 8, 2012


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 flippi…