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A Pound of Which Is Worth More: Dimes or Quarters?

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.

More about the weight of US currency:

  • A pound (0.45 kg) of half-dollar US coins is also worth the same amount as a pound (0.45) of dimes or quarters.

  • A $1 USD bill weighs 1 gram, or about the same as a paper clip.

  • The number of pennies in 178 pounds (180.7 kg), the average weight of adults in North America, would be worth about $323 USD.

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More Info: usmint.gov

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