A pound (0.45 kg) of dimes and a pound (0.45 kg) of quarters are worth the same amount. The value of 1 pound (0.45 kg) of each type of coin is $20 US Dollars (USD). According to the US Mint, the weight of a dime is 2.268 grams, and the weight of a quarter is 5.670 grams. Therefore, the weight of five dimes is about the same weight as two quarters, and they are each worth $0.50 USD. Using the US Mint coin weights, 200 dimes weigh 1 pound (0.45 kg), and 80 quarters weigh 1 pound (0.45 kg). The reason that 1 pound (0.45 kg) of dimes and quarters are worth the same is because the coins' values were originally based on the amount of silver each one contained.
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