A recent TV program claimed that the maximum speed of a penny is between 35 and 65 miles per hour (56 to 104 km per hr). I guess that a penny does not fall edge first, or it would reach a higher speed. I think that a falling human body reaches a maximum speed of about 125 MPH (200 km per hr). How fast does a bullet fall? I have read about people being killed by bullets fired into the air and hitting a person when they fall. Would a spherical steel ball bearing fall faster or slower than a bullet? I expect very small steel spheres to fall slower than large ones due to a larger area to mass ratio, but am not sure that medium size ones would fall slower than large ones. Does anybody know how fast various objects fall?