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Weight of currency

Postby jonmaine » Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:56 pm

How much does one million dollars in $100 bills weigh?
In a book, I read that it was about 44 pounds, but I once held a box of 10,000 $100 bills and I seem to remember it was nearer to 20 lbs.
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Re: Weight of currency

Postby Knight » Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:37 am

jonmaine wrote:How much does one million dollars in $100 bills weigh?
In a book, I read that it was about 44 pounds, but I once held a box of 10,000 $100 bills and I seem to remember it was nearer to 20 lbs.

Going straight to the horses mouth, I visisted the U.S. treasury site, and found the following at http://www.moneyfactory.com/document.cfm/18/106:

Bureau of Engraving and Printing's web site wrote:The approximate weight of a currency note, regardless of denomination is (1) one gram. There are 454 grams in one (1) U.S. pound, therefore, there should be 454 notes in (1) one pound(Avoirdupois system).


One million dollars in one hundred dollar bills would be 10,000 bills. 10,000 bills divided by 454 bills/pound gives slightly more than 22 pounds. (22 pounds, 0.42 ounces)
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Re: Weight of currency

Postby Guest » Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:33 am

what the hell?
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Re: Weight of currency

Postby shill » Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:57 am

Anonymous wrote:what the hell?

Do you ask yourself that question every morning when you look in the mirror?
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