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Posted: 2/22/2002 5:27:15 AM EDT
Guys, What I thought would be an easy search turned out to be pretty frustrating. I need to know the standard weights of US coins. I want to calibrate and check the accuracy of an electronic scale I bought. I will use it to weigh my son's Cub Scout Pinewood Derby car this afternoon to make sure its just under the 5 oz. weight limit. Somebody know a site that has the weight of US coins? Thanks, Merlin
Link Posted: 2/22/2002 6:19:55 AM EDT
If I remember a nickel is 5 grams.don't know about the others.Or you could go to the post office,most have nice digital scales. what Pack you in?My sons are in 413.
Link Posted: 2/22/2002 7:01:13 AM EDT
3-Gun, You're right, a nicket is right at about 5 grams. We're in Pack 351 in Madison, AL. I can use the USPO scales for final checking, but to experiment and get it down to the final weight, I don't think they're going to let me stand there and glue and check and glue and check and glue and .... well you get the idea. I want to nail the car weight to right around 4.99 oz!!! Thanks, Merlin
Link Posted: 2/22/2002 7:31:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2002 7:57:51 AM EDT by Avalon01]
Penny: 2.500 g Nickel: 5.000 g Dime: 2.268 g Quarter: 5.670 g "Gold" Dollar: 8.1 grams Half-Dollar: 11.340 g To go from grams to ounces multiply by .0353 5 grams * .0353 = .1765 ounces. To gro from ounces to grams multiply by 28.35 5 ounces * 28.35 = 141.75 grams. Exactly 25 quarters. Good luck! Av.
Link Posted: 2/22/2002 8:04:47 AM EDT
Avalon, You got a source on-line? Thanks for the help!!! Merlin P.S. I'll let you know how my son's car does Monday AM. Merlin
Link Posted: 2/22/2002 1:53:14 PM EDT
I think new coins are lighter than old coins, because they are filled with zinc. I tried to find it at the mint, but they only list in pounds per bag. [url]www.usmint.gov[/url]
Link Posted: 2/22/2002 2:29:34 PM EDT
uh most bullion coins will say right on them what they weigh. a silver eagle for example is 1 troy ounce.
Link Posted: 2/22/2002 2:39:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/22/2002 3:26:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2002 3:30:06 PM EDT by Avalon01]
Originally Posted By Merlin: Avalon, You got a source on-line?
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Direct from the US Mint. I hope the link works! [url]http://www.usmint.gov/faqs/circulating_coins/index.cfm?action=faq_circulating_coin[/url] Everything you want to know about US coins. The weights listed are for CURRENT US coins. Try to use coins from 1985 and up. the_survivalist: 1 Troy ounce is 1.097 ordinary ounces. Close, but not quite. Av.
Link Posted: 2/25/2002 4:43:35 AM EDT
Thanks guys for the help! My son did pretty good, came in third for his pack. He was disappointed but the lesson was good for him. I told him better luck next year, that we need to get started earlier and that he needed to spend more time on it. Brouhaha, I'll send you an e-mail later. thanks for the help. Merlin
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