### Quick Answer

**According to About.com, a standard roll of nickels contains 40 coins and is valued at $2.** A standard roll of U.S. coins, also known as a shotgun roll, refers to one that has been wrapped with tamper-proof ends by a bank or a minting authority.

### Full Answer

About.com says a standard roll of pennies contains 50 coins and is valued at 50 cents, while a standard roll of dimes contains 50 coins and is valued at $5. A standard roll of quarters contains 40 coins and is valued at $10, and a standard roll of half dollars contains 20 coins and is valued at $10. A standard roll of dollar coins contains 25 coins and is valued at $25.