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30 Jan 98

Lots of Pennies

In The New Yorker special Cartoon Issue before Christmas, Warren Miller shows a butler addressing his wealthy employer: "The fifty-five gallon drum is completely filled with pennies, sir. Should it be taken to the bank?"

Warren Miller in The New Yorker, December 15, 1997.

Just how many pennies is that? We won't guess the exact answer of course (or care). But we can make reasonable estimates in many ways by starting with what we know and taking it a step further. Submit your estimates by email, and I'll report the results next week.


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