USA quarter showing wear and tear

How Many Quarters Weigh 100 Grams?

If you need to measure 100 grams in weight but don’t have a scale handy, there are many items that you can use to measure this weight.

For example, you can use batteries, food items, office supplies such as paperclips, and many other things.

Including coins.

Quarters are a great item to use to measure 100 grams without a scale. They are easy to find and most people will have quarters on them or knows someone who does.

If you are looking to weigh 100 grams with quarters or simply just interested in knowing how much a quarter weighs, this article has the answer.

How much does a quarter weigh?

Since 1965, USA quarters, which are worth $0.25, weigh 0.2 ounces or 5.670 grams. They have a diameter of 0.955 inches or 24.26 mm and a thickness of 1.75 mm or about 0.068 inches.

holding a quarter coin between fingers

How Many Quarters Weigh 100 Grams?

Knowing that the average quarter in the USA weighs 5.670 grams, simply divide 100 by 5.670 to find the answer of 17.63 Not all quarters will weigh exactly the same however. Therefore, on average, 17 quarters weigh 100 grams.

If you are calibrating a scale, and need a weight of 100 grams, use 17 quarters which equals $4.25 American dollars.

It won’t be 100% accurate, but it will be close.

If you are using quarters from other countries, keep in mind that the weight of these coins will be different.

For example, a Canadian quarter weighs 4.4 grams which is less than a USA quarter.

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You would need 22 Canadian quarters to weigh 100 grams.

17 USA quarters

What is a quarter made of?

The USA quarter is a silver coin composed of copper and nickel. It is exactly 8.33% nickel and the remaining 91.67% is copper.

Factors that affect the weight of a quarter

As mentioned, not all quarters will weigh exactly the same. There are a few variables that can affect their overall weight.

Date of production/composition

The size and weight of a USA quarter changed in 1965. Quarters minted before this year were mainly made of silver while quarters made after 1965 consist of copper and nickel.

Prior to 1965, quarters weighed 6.25 grams which is heavier than they are today.

1950 USA quarter coin

Wear and tear/corrosion

Over time as quarters are handled and used by millions of people, they will slightly wear. Although this is a very slight change, the wear and tear of a quarter can can a reduction in weight.

If a coin is subject to environmental factors like extreme temperatures or corrosive materials, this can change the weight of the coin.


The weight of a quarter is measured when the coin is freshly minted. Over time, the coin will collect dirt and not look as shiny as it once was. It’s possible for this to slightly increase it’s weight.

USA quarter showing wear and tear

Damage and alterations

Over time, a quarter can become damaged and possibly chipped from being dropped, driven over, etc.

Coins are often altered in certain ways, either drilled or modified. This can reduce the weight of the coin.

How much does a roll of quarters weigh?

In the USA, 1 roll of quarters weighs 226.8 grams or 8 ounces. This weight is also equal to 0.5 pounds. Each quarter weighs 5.670 grams.

roll of quarters with weights

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