They are generic junk often found on and in desks.
While their value is only 1 cap each (the player will get less than that if their Barter skill is below 100), pencils have no weight. Note that they cannot be loaded into the Rock-It Launcher, unlike weightless pre-War money.
- A considerable number of pencils can be found in your Tenpenny suite after purchasing the Vault theme, and on Irving Cheng's desk in Tenpenny Tower.
- You can find 4 pencils on the desk in your Megaton house with the pre-War theme.
- You can find 12 pencils in Shelter.