# How much does a million dollars weigh?

Irina Fateeva

February 18, 2013

A lot of people today are worried about how much a million dollars weighs. Let's try to answer this question. If we talk about the heaviest million, it will weigh 311 tons and consists of one-cent coins of the sample of 1909-1982. If we talk about modern coins, then a million will weigh:

- 1 cent - about 250 tons;
- 5 cents - about 100 tons;
- 10 cents each - 22,680 kg;
- 25 cents each - 22,680 kg;
- 50 cents each - 22,680 kg;
- for 1 dollar - about 8 100 kg.

Now let's calculate how much one million dollars in bills will weigh.

- With bills of $ 1 million, 1000 kg will weigh;
- 2 dollars - 500 kg;
- 5 dollars - 200 kg;
- 10 dollars - 100 kg;
- 20 dollars - 50 kg;
- 50 dollars - 20 kg;
- 100 dollars - 10 kg.

It is known that a too small face value of the bill is due to the fact that it will not be so profitable to forge it. Also, with a large cash flow, it will be much more profitable to use a cashless settlement than to recalculate several tons.