# 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 $\blueD{\text{quarters}}$, $\greenD{\text{dimes}}$, $\purpleD{\text{nickels}}$, and $\maroonD{\text{pennies}}$.

### Quarters

$\blueD{\text{Quarters}}$ are worth $\blueD{25}$ cents. Below is an image of the front and back of a quarter.

### Dimes

$\greenD{\text{Dimes}}$ are worth $\greenD{10}$ cents. Below is an image of the front and back of a dime.

### Nickels

$\purpleD{\text{Nickels}}$ are worth $\purpleD{5}$ cents. Below is an image of the front and back of a nickel.

### Pennies

$\maroonD{\text{Pennies}}$ are worth $\maroonD{1}$ 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 $\blueD{25}$ cents.

$\blueD{25}$ cents

A dime is $\greenD{10}$ cents, and there are $2$ dimes. Skip count by $\greenD{10}$'s two times from $\blueD{25}$ cents:

$\blueD{25}, \greenD{35}, \greenD{45}$ cents

A nickel is $\purpleD5$ cents, and there are $2$ nickels. Skip count by $\purpleD5$'s two times from $\greenD{45}$ cents:

$\greenD{45}, \purpleD{50}, \purpleD{55}$ cents

A penny is $\maroonD1$ cent, and there are $4$ pennies. Count by $\maroonD1$'s four times from $\purpleD{55}$ cents

The total value of the coins is $59$ cents.