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U.S. coins review

Review the value of U.S. coins, and try some practice problems.

U.S. Coins

The most commonly used coins in U.S. money are start color #11accd, start text, q, u, a, r, t, e, r, s, end text, end color #11accd, start color #1fab54, start text, d, i, m, e, s, end text, end color #1fab54, start color #7854ab, start text, n, i, c, k, e, l, s, end text, end color #7854ab, and start color #ca337c, start text, p, e, n, n, i, e, s, end text, end color #ca337c.

Quarters

start color #11accd, start text, Q, u, a, r, t, e, r, s, end text, end color #11accd are worth start color #11accd, 25, end color #11accd cents. Below is an image of the front and back of a quarter.

Dimes

start color #1fab54, start text, D, i, m, e, s, end text, end color #1fab54 are worth start color #1fab54, 10, end color #1fab54 cents. Below is an image of the front and back of a dime.

Nickels

start color #7854ab, start text, N, i, c, k, e, l, s, end text, end color #7854ab are worth start color #7854ab, 5, end color #7854ab cents. Below is an image of the front and back of a nickel.

Pennies

start color #ca337c, start text, P, e, n, n, i, e, s, end text, end color #ca337c are worth start color #ca337c, 1, end color #ca337c cent. Below is an image of the front and back of a penny.
Want to learn more about U.S. coins? Check out this video.

Counting coins

Let's look at an example:
What is the total value of the coins below?
One quarter is start color #11accd, 25, end color #11accd cents.
start color #11accd, 25, end color #11accd cents
A dime is start color #1fab54, 10, end color #1fab54 cents, and there are 2 dimes. Skip count by start color #1fab54, 10, end color #1fab54's two times from start color #11accd, 25, end color #11accd cents:
start color #11accd, 25, end color #11accd, comma, start color #1fab54, 35, end color #1fab54, comma, start color #1fab54, 45, end color #1fab54 cents
A nickel is start color #7854ab, 5, end color #7854ab cents, and there are 2 nickels. Skip count by start color #7854ab, 5, end color #7854ab's two times from start color #1fab54, 45, end color #1fab54 cents:
start color #1fab54, 45, end color #1fab54, comma, start color #7854ab, 50, end color #7854ab, comma, start color #7854ab, 55, end color #7854ab cents
A penny is start color #ca337c, 1, end color #ca337c cent, and there are 4 pennies. Count by start color #ca337c, 1, end color #ca337c's four times from start color #7854ab, 55, end color #7854ab cents
start color #7854ab, 55, end color #7854ab, comma, start color #ca337c, 56, end color #ca337c, comma, start color #ca337c, 57, end color #ca337c, comma, start color #ca337c, 58, end color #ca337c, comma, start color #ca337c, 59, end color #ca337c
The total value of the coins is 59 cents.

Practice

Problem 1
What is the total value of the coins below?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • an exact decimal, like 0, point, 75
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3, slash, 5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7, slash, 4
  • a mixed number, like 1, space, 3, slash, 4
cents

Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise.

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