The *US Mint* lists the current quarter's weight at 5.670 grams. Since it takes 2,000 quarters to make $500, that means that a box of US quarters worth $500, weighs 11,340 grams (5.67 grams * 2,000) or 25 pounds and 0.006729 ounces.

Quarters dollars 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.

The table below gives specifications for The United States Mint legal tender coins presently in production for United States Mint Annual Sets.

Of interest, whether you’re a beginner or experienced numismatist, these tips shared by the *US Mint* will help you enjoy the popular hobby of coin collecting for years to come.