What is the Largest Amount of Money You can Have Without Being Able to Make Change for a Dollar?

The largest amount of money in American coins you can have without being able to make change for a dollar is $1.19 US Dollars (USD) from having four dimes, three quarters, and four pennies. This doesn't include the other common American coin — a nickel or $0.05 USD. This also doesn't include the 50 cent piece or the Sacagawea coin ($1.00 USD).

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  • During 2009, there were over 1.65 trillion pennies in circulation — about half of the total number of coins in circulation during that year. The type of coin with the least amount in circulation was the US 50 cent coin, with only 3.4 million in circulation that year.

  • There is more copper in a nickel than in a penny. Nickels are made of 75% copper and 25% nickel, while pennies are made of only 2.5% copper, and 97.5% zinc.

  • The average life expectancy of a $20 USD bill is 2 years.

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