# A TON OF MONEY

What is the least amount of value that could be associated with a Ton of Money?

I think the choice would obviously have to be pennies since the weight to value ratio of a penny is highest.

The weight of 32 pennies averaged comes out to 2.87 grams . There are 907,184.7 grams in a Ton.

That means you need 316,092 pennies, or \$3,160.92 to have a Ton of Money.

Of course if you were to get \$100 bills instead, the math works out to about 98Million Dollars.

Of course, I’m only looking at US currencies. Foreign currencies could get really interesting.

### 15 thoughts on “A TON OF MONEY”

• 2/15/2006 at 4:26 pm

The 1 Euro cent coin is smaller than a US cent but is worth 1.18 US cents. I only have one of them to hand though so I can’t get an accurate weight measurement.

• 2/15/2006 at 8:06 pm

Why won’t it let me edit this comment to erase my stupidity?

• 2/15/2006 at 8:16 pm

I don’t know if the comment editing isn’t working or it just won’t refresh properly (if it’s not working then check out how stupid I am for thinking I’d made a mistake when I hadn’t), but a 1 Euro cent coin weighs 2.3g (http://www.euro.ecb.int/en/section/euro0/coins.html – heavier than the US penny dispite being smaller) and thus one ton of them is about \$4,684.70, about 50% more than the US pennys.

• 2/15/2006 at 8:26 pm

Christ, my brain isn’t working today. Yeah! 2.3g is heavier than 2.87g! *slaps self in forehead*
1 ton of Euro pennies still costs more than 1 ton of US pennies though.
I’m going to bed now.

• 2/15/2006 at 9:35 pm

A mexican peso 5 cent piece weights 1.58g, and is the peso exchanges at 10.5382 pesos to 1 us dollar.

574168 5 cent pieces to a ton, 28,708.40 pesos, or \$2,724.21 USD. Not so bad.

• 2/16/2006 at 9:06 am

Wow Roland.

Wow.

I think the Edit thing not working might have something to do with the changes that were made to keep the website fast. I’m not sure though.

• 2/16/2006 at 9:07 am

nice! I’m glad someone did the math for a foreign currency. I was curious… but lazy. I wonder what Yen would be like.

• 2/16/2006 at 10:08 am

I’ve been trying to find out what a Ton of Gold Costs. But I have so many different prices of gold to go by. Do I go by the Gold Standard, how much an ounce of Gold costs, from a private purveor, or eBay. if I can get a consensus I’ll figure it out.

• 2/16/2006 at 10:53 am

Ah yes, of course – I remember you said that visitors only see a cached version that only refreshes so often. That would explain why I didn’t see my first edit but the second one showed up after a few minutes.

• 2/16/2006 at 10:59 am

A 1 Yen coin weighs 1 g, so handily there are 907,184 in a ton.
907,184 Yen = \$7,689.85
Mexican Pesos are still in the lead.

• 2/16/2006 at 11:38 am

The editing option also goes away after a time… 30 minutes i believe?

• 2/17/2006 at 10:36 am

I vote EBay costs.

As I thought about this more, I realized we’re basically trying to find the densest currency. I’m going to look into more foreign currencies… this topic clearly needs more research.

Shaun McQuaid, don’t you have a hefty supply of foreign coins?

• 2/17/2006 at 6:29 pm

i will try and figure out english pounds and pennies at some point :)

there are also the 2p’s, 5p’s, 10p’s, 20p’s and 50p’s so take your pick lol ohh and also the Â£2 coin, man they are heavy