Cancer and the
Penny Pyramid

Colorectal Cancer is the
#2 cancer killer of men
and women in the U.S.
There are approximately
145,000 new cases of
colon cancer and 56,000
deaths in the US alone  
each year.  Just one
simple screening can
help prevent a lifetime of
pain and suffering.

It is the projects goal to
build momentum and
awareness on new
technologies such as
capsule endoscopy
PillcamTM), and all other
types of screening and
testing that can catch
this disease at a very
treatable stage.  Our
vision of "Collect, Build,
Donate" through  penny
collection drives will help
pave the way in getting
this word out.  This is
just one way we will be  
putting our smallest   
denomination to work!  

Along with the Penny
Pyramid World record  
attempt,  there will  be
other fun and interactive
events that you can
share in,... stay tuned!

Marcelo Bezos, Founder
Penny Pyramid Project

Are you a Penny

We have all suffered
from this affliction at
one point or another.  
The subconscious act
of simply dumping one
pennies into a jar or
other black hole type
containers!   In this site
you will find economic
reasons, constructive
fun, and charitable
options in ridding this
uncontrollable urge.   
The  "Penny Pyramid
Project" is also here to
promote and educate
that the penny
continues to be a very
important denomination
and that there are ways
to responsibly Collect,
Build, and Donate this
commonly hoarded coin.
Help Recycle The
Penny by organizing
your own Penny
collection drive !  

Stay tuned for tips
on how  to organize
and  promote your
own penny
collection drive.  
Is it legal?

The United States Codes under Title 18, Chapter 17, and Section 331,
"prohibits the mutilation, diminution and falsification of United States coinage."
However, this statute does not prohibit the mutilation of coins if done without
fraudulent intent or use. In other words, YES, it's LEGAL!

From the Department of the Treasury, 31 CFR Part 82, Prohibition on the
Exportation, Melting, or Treatment of 5-Cent and One-Cent Coins:

82.2 (1) The exportation in any one shipment of 5-cent coins and one-cent coins
having an aggregate face value of not more than $100 that are to be legitimately
used as money or for numismatic purposes.
82.2 (2) (b) The prohibition contained in Sec. 82.1 against the treatment of
5-cent coins and one-cent coins shall not apply to the treatment of these coins
for educational, amusement, novelty, jewelry, and similar purposes as long as
the volumes treated and the nature of the treatment makes it clear that such
treatment is not intended as a means by which to profit solely from the value of
the metal content of the coins.

section 82.2 (2) (b) because novelty, educational, amusement, jewelry and
In other words, it's legal!