Quantity and weights of denominations in original US Mint sewn bags!

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Quantity and weights of denominations in original US Mint sewn bags!

#1 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:44 am

How many coins in a "US Mint sewn bag" and what do they weigh?
(This topic came up another forum and thought others here might be interested or ..... I might just need to get a life (: .)

Good info at this LINK on US mint issued bags.

Well, let's look at the weights of mint bags (1900 to present):

Cents- (5000 per bag)
..... Copper cents- 5000x3.1g= 15,500g= 33.07 lbs
..... Zinc cents- 5000x2.5g= 12,500g= 27.56 lbs

Nickels- (5000 per bag)
......................... 5000x5 g= 25,000g= 55.11 lbs.

Dimes- (5000 per bag)
*..... Silver- 5,000x2.5g= 12,500g= 27.56 lbs
*..... Clad- 5,000x2.27= 11,350g= 25.02 lbs


Quarters- (4000 per bag)
*..... Silver- 4,000x6.25g= 25,000g= 55.12 lbs
*..... Clad- 4,000x5.67g= 22,580g= 49.78 lbs


Half's- (2000 per bag)
*..... Silver- 2,000x12.5g= 25,000g= 55.12 lbs
*..... 40% silver- 2,000x11.5g= 23,000g= 50.71 lbs
*..... Clad- 2,000x11.34= 22,680g= 50.00 lbs



Dollars- (25 to 2000 per bag)
..... 90% Silver- 2,000x26.73g= 53,460g= 117.86 lbs
..... Silver Ike- 2,000x24.62g= 49,240g= 108.56 lbs
..... Clad Ike- 2,000x22.68g= 45,360g= 100.00 lbs

..... SBA- (25 & 100 per bag)
--------------- 25x8.1g= 202.5g= .45 lb
------------------- 100x8.1g= 810g= 1.79 lbs

..... Sac.- 2000x8.1g= 16,200 g= 35.71 lbs

..... Pres.- (100& 250)
------------- 100x8.1g= 810g= 1.79 lbs
------------- 250x8.1g= 2,015g= 4.44 lbs

..... Native American- 140,000 (YES! 2,615 lbs incl. steel pallet from US Mint-5/8/18)
--------------------- 140,000x8.1g= 1,134,000g= 2,500.04 lbs

(There might be more?)

Hope someone finds this interesting or at least helpful!
(Guess my daughter was right as a teen, telling me I really needed to get a life. LOL)


* = Edit on 2/13/2019 to correct information
(My Google search resource had clad and silver as the same weight. I should have double checked.)
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#2 Unread post by Paul » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:17 pm

i like the info ... :thumbsup: :trophy:
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#3 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:13 pm

Thanks Paul. Learned quite a bit by looking it all up.
(Too much time on my hands this morning! lol: )

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Re: Quantity and weights of denominations in original US Mint sewn bags!

#4 Unread post by Daniel » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:38 am

Cool info. I remember 1000 bags of Morgan Dollars and I believe that was the standard at one time.

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Re: Quantity and weights of denominations in original US Mint sewn bags!

#5 Unread post by mhonzell » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:38 am

:l

Native American $1 coins also come in $100 sacks that don't weigh 2,500 lbs.

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Re: Quantity and weights of denominations in original US Mint sewn bags!

#6 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:54 pm

mhonzell wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:38 am
:l

Native American $1 coins also come in $100 sacks that don't weigh 2,500 lbs.
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Thanks because I thought they must come in something other than 140,000 coin bags. (Hard for anyone to fit that in their Prius.)

That size was the only one I could find at the US mint site.

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