How Much Does A Million Dollars In Pennies Weigh?

Last updated on July 10th, 2022 at 09:27 am

I have never met or heard of anyone having one million dollars worth of pennies.

If you are lucky enough to have one million dollars in pennies in your possession, well let’s just say that you have both a lot of pennies and a lot of money.

If you managed to save pennies over the years and they somehow added up to equalling one million dollars worth, you may want to take them to a bank to either deposit into your account or exchange for paper bills. 

Also, if you have a million dollars in pennies, you will have more coins than if you had a million dollars of any other type of coin. 

So even if a bank would take the coins, lugging them all to a bank would be a huge effort.

Instead of trying to weigh all of your pennies yourself, I have put together this guide that will save you the hassle. 

person holding a penny

How Much Does A Million Dollars In Pennies Weigh?

To figure out how much a million dollars in pennies weighs, you need to know how many pennies you would have and how much each penny weighs.

For this example, we will use the USA penny coin for size and weight reference.

The first step is to figure out how many pennies would equal 1 million dollars.

Since there are 100 pennies to equal one dollar, there are 100,000,000 pennies in one million dollars. 

100 x 1,000,000 = 100,000,000

Yes, that’s 100 million pennies.

The next step is to determine the weight of a single penny.

It’s important to note that not every single penny will weigh the same. Some of them will have wear over time and a dirty penny will weigh more than a clean penny.

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But for this example, let’s assume all the pennies weigh the same as the difference is a very small amount.

In the USA, a single penny coin weighs 2.500 grams. Other coins like the nickel, dime, and quarter are not the same weight.

single penny coin in hand

The next step is to take the number of pennies and multiply by 2.5 to get the weight in grams.

100,000,000 x 2.5 = 250,000,000 grams.

So you now know that 1 million dollars in pennies weigh 250,000,000 grams.

Now if you want to know how much weight that is in pounds, convert 250,000,000 grams into pounds by multiplying using a conversion factor of 0.0022.

250,000,000 x 0.0022 = 550,000 pounds.

huge pile of pennies

You now know that 1 million dollars in pennies weigh 550,000 pounds.

This number is rounded down slightly, by using the conversion calculator you will see the actual number is 551,155 pounds. 

If you want to convert this weight into any other unit of weight measurement, use our conversion calculator here to do the math for you.

What about the weight of 1 million dollars with bills?

You can use the same method of determining the weight of any amount of money as long as you know the weight of the bill you are using. 

In the USA, all dollar bills weigh the same regardless of the amount of the bill. For example, a $100 dollar bill weighs the same as a $10 dollar bill which is 1 gram each.

If you are looking to find the weight of one million dollars in $100 bills, follow the steps mentioned above. 

You will find out that there are 10,000 of these $100 bills to equal one million and the weight equals 22 pounds. 

stacks of $100 bills

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