Wednesday, October 2, 2013

50 Pounds of Dimes vs. 50 Pounds of Quarters

Which would you rather have... 50 pounds of quarters or 50 pounds of dimes? Which is worth more?

I would think dimes have more worth per ounce so that would have been my pick. Ten cents packed into those thin little things. But I was wrong. I weighed 1 pound of each...

1 lb. Nickels = $4.60

1 lb. Dimes = $20.20

1 lb. Quarters = $20.50

So...

50 lbs. Nickels = $230

50 lbs. Dimes = $1,010

50 lbs. Quarters = $1,025


Not much difference between the dimes and the quarters. Supposedly, the silver content should decide their worth but our coins haven't had any silver in them since 1964.

Every once in a while someone will tell me I have too much time on my hands. Those are usually the people who suffer from a deplorable lack of curiosity.

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