Originally posted by PBE6We 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.
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).
Originally posted by MorlNice! So a quarter is 1/80th of a pound.
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.
Originally posted by AThousandYoungWonder when the last actual silver quarter was around? 1790? well a quick google says 1964, but it was just 90% silver so it wasn't sterling.
Quarters were once made of silver, and the British pound means a pound of silver...so you could in principle convert quarters to British currency right?