It is a well known fact that pennies minted from 1982 and back are made of 95% copper. These copper pennies are not rare at all. When I coin roll hunt, I find LOTS of copper pennies. Today we will dive into whether to keep them or not. On first thought, you might think not because copper is not worth much. But I am here to tell you otherwise. If we take a look at the web, it takes 10-11 copper pennies to have a melt weight of 1 OZ of copper. If you look at the price of copper per oz today, it is $0.27 per oz. If we take a look at coinflation (A PCGS app) the copper melt value for ONE COPPER PENNY is $0.03 So if I were to go to the bank and get ONE roll of pennies and there are, lets say 10 copper pennies in there. So 1/5 of the roll is copper. Then I have $0.30 And it cost me $0.10 So, as far as I can tell YOU should keep copper pennies. BUT ITS NOT THAT SIMPLE! The pennies do not have this copper value unless they are melted and refined. BUT YOU CANT JUST MELT A BUNCH OF PENNIES! The government won't let you! Why, you might ask. Well, then there would be almost no pennies in circulation. So why keep them? Well because, you WILL be able to melt them! Yep! But only when the U.S. Mint stops making pennies. You might think, when is that? Well it is estimated to be in 2026. But some people don't want to wait that long! So they think of ways to melt them NOW! Some think, hey why not just fly them out of the U.S. and melt the there? Well because, the U.S. will only let you bring so many pennies out of the country. You might be asking how many? Well, the answer is not enghouth to make the trip worth it. So, your best option is to keep those copper pennies until they get rid of the penny, and sell them then. It will be a nice way to make so money! It might seem not worth it now, but in 2026 you will smile upon the day you started to save copper pennies! Thank you for reading, and good luck coin roll hunting! I am a kid, so the only coin denomination I can afford is pennies! I have a BIG tub full of copper pennies! Like 1,000's! So I will be SO glad when its 2026. Thanks for reading.