Money Weight Calculator

Created by Mariamy Chrdileli
Reviewed by Anna Szczepanek, PhD and Rijk de Wet
Last updated: Jun 10, 2022

Welcome to the Omni money weight calculator, a simple tool that calculates how much a certain amount of money would weigh in the different dollar bills or coin denominations. 💰

Have you ever wondered how much one million dollars would weigh if you were to collect it with one-dollar bills? Or how much money would you have if you collected 20 pounds worth of quarters? Before you break your piggy bank, come along to learn about:

  • Some facts about the United States Dollar;
  • How much do dollar bills weigh;
  • How much do coins weigh;
  • How much do a million dollars weigh;
    and more! ⚖️

The United States dollar 101

What is there to know about the most widely used currency for international trades? 👩‍🏫

  • The origins of the dollar coin tie back to the Spanish dollar, also known as the piece of eight. The dollar coin contained fine silver and weighed 24.057 grams.

  • On the other hand, the federal government issued the first United States notes in 1862, and they differed dramatically in appearance from the U.S. dollar bills we know today.

  • The U.S. dollar hit another significant milestone when it became the world's reserve currency due to the Bretton Woods Agreement of 1944.

  • You can exchange damaged or torn banknotes! But don't worry, U.S. dollar bills can survive a washing machine cycle just fine.

  • The materials that U.S. dollars are made from include 75% cotton and 25% linen.

  • According to the 2022 Federal Reserve Note Print Order, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will print $310,572,800 to $356,179,200 worth of dollar notes in the year 2022.

How much does money weigh? How much do dollar bills and coins weigh?

American paper currency can be found in seven denominations: $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 — and all of them weigh one gram. On the other hand, the U.S. coins come in six denominations and have different weights:

Coin

Weight

1 cent coin

2.5 g

5 cent coin (nickel)

5 g

10 cent coin (dime)

2.268 g

25 cent coin (quarter)

5.670 g

50 cent coin (half dollar)

11.340 g

1 dollar coin

8.1 g

How much do billion dollars weigh?

Now that you know how much different domination of the U.S. dollar weighs, let's answer the billion-dollar question, how much does a billion dollars weigh?

It depends. Is the amount in coins or paper bills? Which denominations are at hand? For example, one billion dollars in $100 bills (1 gram each) would weigh 10 tons — approximately 22,046 pounds. If you were to weigh one billion dollars in 50 cent coins (11.34 g each), it would weigh approximately 22,680 tons. That bag of coins would be nine times heavier than the heaviest object ever weighed: the revolving service structure of the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

How does the money weight calculator work?

Using the money weight calculator is very simple! All you need to do is enter the dollar amount of interest, and the money weight calculator will then tell you how much that amount would weigh in various dollar bills or coin denominations. 💵

You can also use the calculator backward! If you want to know the amount of money by weight, you can indicate the weight of the dollar domination of your interest, and our magic tool will give you results!

Knowing how much does money weigh is great, but knowing how to manage it is even better. Check out our personal finance calculators:

FAQ

How much do dollar bills weigh?

1 gram. American paper currency comes in seven denominations ($1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100) and they all weigh one gram.

How do I calculate weight of $100 in quarter coins?

To calculate the weight of $100 in quarters, all you need to do is:

  1. Take 100;
  2. Multiply it by 22.680; and
  3. That's it! $100 in quarters weighs 2,268 grams.

How much do a million dollars weigh in $50 bills?

A million dollars weigh approximately 20 kg or 44.09 lb in $50 bills. The weight of one $50 bill is 1 gram.

How much do 200 million dollars weigh in $100 bills?

200 million dollars weigh approximately 2000 kg or 4409 lb in $100 bills. The weight of one $100 bill is 1 gram.

Mariamy Chrdileli
Wonder how much an amount of money would weigh in the different dollar bills and coins?

Enter the amount in the "Amount" field, and our calculator will quench your curiosity. 💸
Amount
$
1 cent coins
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5 cent coins (nickels)
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10 cent coins (dimes)
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25 cent coins (quarters)
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50 cent coins (half dollars)
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1 dollar coin
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1 dollar bill
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2 dollar bill
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5 dollar bill
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10 dollar bill
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20 dollar bill
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50 dollar bill
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100 dollar bill
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