how much does a box of $500 U.S. quarters weight in pounds..

The US Mint lists a current quarter's weight at 5.67 grams. Since it takes 2,000 quarters to make $500 (500*4), that means that $500 in quarters weighs 11,340 grams (5.67 grams * 2,000) or 25 pounds and 0.006729 ounces. Current quarters are composed of 8.33% nickel, and the remainder is copper. It is 0.955 inches in diameter and 1.75 mm thick, with 119 reeds around the edge. It costs 7.33 cents to produce one quarter.
Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 11:22PM EST
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