Having a million dollars is everyone’s dream isn’t it? But have you ever given thought to how much that million dollars weighs?
How much does one million dollars weigh?
We know that the weight of currency is about one gram, regardless of denomination.
So, a million one dollar bills weighs approximately 2,200 pounds, which is 1.1 tons (997 kg). Imagine trying to lug that around!
However, the weight goes down if you use larger currency amounts.
A million dollars in $100 bills weighs around 22 pounds (9.97 kg). That’s much easier to carry around for those who have all those hundred dollar bills available to them.
What about the weight in pennies?
Since a penny weighs approximately 2.5 grams, and there are 100,000,000 pennies in a million dollars… it would weigh around 551,155 pounds (250,000 kg)!
That million dollars in pennies weighs as much as 2,816 men. (Weight of average man is 195.7 pounds)
Weight of $1,000,000 dollars in various denominations
- Penny – 551,155 pounds
- Nickel – 220,460 pounds
- Dime – 500 pounds
- Quarter – 50,000 pounds
- Silver Dollar (Morgan and Peace) – 58,863 pounds
- One Dollar Bill – 2,200 pounds
- Five Dollar Bill – 440 pounds
- Ten Dollar Bill – 220 pounds
- Twenty Dollar Bill – 110 pounds
- Fifty Dollar Bill – 44 pounds
- Hundred Dollar Bill – 22 pounds
~ Fun Fact ~
Parker Brothers, which makes the game of Monopoly, has printed more money in their games than the U.S. Reserve has issued real money.