# Can you have a pound of US money?

sonhouse
Posers and Puzzles 18 Feb '09 10:03
1. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
18 Feb '09 10:03
Not sure just how close to a gram a buck or a tenspot is, pretty close, can you have an amount of money, paper or coins included that adds up to exactly one pound, 16 oz, (within 1/10 gram)?
2. 18 Feb '09 16:16
According to http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/index.cfm?action=Coin_specifications, each individual quarter is 5.67g. One pound is roughly 453.59g. Eighty quarters (\$20.00) would weigh 453.60g. Which is only 0.01g difference.
3. PBE6
Bananarama
18 Feb '09 18:43
A friend of mine just did his own calculation, trying to figure out how much the money lost in the recent Ponzi scheme would weigh, and how difficult it would be to hide it:

(1) \$1 million in \$100 bills weighs about 20 lbs.
(2) Therefore, \$50 million in \$100 bills weighs about 1 million lbs, or about 500 tons.
(3) 1 large car, a 4x4 crew cab Ford F-150, weighs about 3.5 tons.
(4) Therefore \$50 million in \$100 bills weighs about as much as 143 Ford F-150's (the small/medium sized municipal parking lot nearby has space for 37 cars).
4. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
19 Feb '09 09:351 edit
Originally posted by PBE6
A friend of mine just did his own calculation, trying to figure out how much the money lost in the recent Ponzi scheme would weigh, and how difficult it would be to hide it:

(1) \$1 million in \$100 bills weighs about 20 lbs.
(2) Therefore, \$50 million in \$100 bills weighs about 1 million lbs, or about 500 tons.
(3) 1 large car, a 4x4 crew cab Ford F-150, we ...[text shortened]... s 143 Ford F-150's (the small/medium sized municipal parking lot nearby has space for 37 cars).
We just did 1000 pounds of \$100 bills, that is 43 mil, your weight is off by 3 orders of mag. One paper US bill = almost exactly one gram.
See the "Worth of money" thread.
5. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
19 Feb '09 09:46
Originally posted by Morl
According to http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/index.cfm?action=Coin_specifications, each individual quarter is 5.67g. One pound is roughly 453.59g. Eighty quarters (\$20.00) would weigh 453.60g. Which is only 0.01g difference.
Nice! So a quarter is 1/80th of a pound.
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