Coin Drive Conundrum

What is the best way to estimate the number of coins in a coin jar? What strategy might you consider?

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Do you know how many pennies  are in these rolls? What assumptions are you making? What information do you need?


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Helpful info

The official weights of contemporary U.S. coins are as follows: –
Cent – 2.5 grams
Nickel – 5 grams
Dime – 2.27 grams
Quarter – 5.67 grams
Half Dollar – 11.34 grams
Dollar (SBA) – 8.1 grams

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