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# How much is in a roll of nickels?

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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.

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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.

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It would take 20 million nickels to make \$1 million. A United States nickel is worth five cents, so \$1 is the equivalent of 20 nickels.

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Valued at 5 cents each, 40 nickels combined are equal to the value of \$2. Each dollar is worth the equivalent of 20 nickels. The nickel is one of five types of coins produced by law by the U.S. Mint.

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To exchange loose change for bills, or to use coins more effectively, it helps to roll them. Rolling refers to putting the coins into wrappers in neat stacks with the correct amount of money per stack. By convention, each roll of pennies holds 50, a roll of nickels hold 40, dimes have 50 to a roll and a roll of quarters holds 40. Many locations have machines that roll coins for a small fee.