Comment: No need to melt them down.

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No need to melt them down.

No need to melt them down. They're already denominated in a standardized mass.

The beauty is you can buy them for face value in FRNs, as opposed to commodity value.

If you're going to hoard them, do it now before the government starts rotating out the old pennies and melting them down to sell to China. (Am I falsely assuming they're not already doing this?)