What to do with 1 and 2 cent coins

I hate having lots of 1 & 2 cent coins around the place: they take up room in my pocket, and you can’t use them for bus tickets in Ireland. And it costs 1.5 cents to produce a single 1 cent coin, so what’s the point?

So, here’s a few ideas for what else you could do with them:

Make a paperweight from them
Take a piece of card, and glue about twenty or so coins to it, stacked on top of each other like a haphazard pile, before cutting out the card around the pile.

Enhance a beermat with them
Steal Borrow a beermat from any pub, and stick the coins on top of it.

Stack them
Glue a bunch of coins together, and stick them where they’ll catch the sunlight.

Use them as ammo
One of the Resident Evil movies (a quick search reveals it was Afterlife) tried this; however, in real life they’d be practically useless, having less mass than regular shot, and to fire an American quarter, you would need a 4-guage shotgun – which are apparently quite rare.
That said, throwing a few coins at a cat might scare it off >:-)

Build a chair out of them
I have no idea how many you’d need to make a chair that could support your weight or how much glue you’d need. But I think it could be done, if you had enough of the damn things. And of course, if that works, you could in principle extend it to making a house out of them!

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I'm a physics graduate, sci-fi writer, budding game designer, and amateur human.

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