June 13, 2004
My Two Cents' Worth
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Here is what 10 billion pennies would look like, stacked into neat piles. Believe it or not, that is approximately how many the US Mint produces every year: nearly enough for two pennies for each person on the planet earth. So don't feel too guilty about borrowing some from the little dish near the cash register!

The Megapenny Project is a neat little site, allowing you to visualize various large numbers in terms of pennies. I highly recommend taking the tour from 1 through 1-quadrillion.

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