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Using USA Coin Measures As Emergency Measurement Tools
Denomination Cent Nickel Dime Quarter Half Dollar Dollar
Standard weight (mass) 2.500 g 5.000 g 2.268 g 5.670 g 11.340 g 8.1 g
Standard diameter 0.750 inch 19.05 mm 0.835 inch 21.21 mm 0.705 inch 17.91 mm 0.955 inch 24.26 mm 1.205 inch 30.61 mm 1.043 inch 26.5 mm
Thickness 1.55 mm 1.95 mm 1.35 mm 1.75 mm 2.15 mm 2.00 mm
Number of coins per kg 400.00 200.00 440.92 176.37 88.18 123.46
Number of coins per lb 181.44 90.72 200.00 80.00 40.00 56.00
Number of coins per cm 6.45 5.13 7.41 5.71 4.65 5.00
Number of coins per inch 16.39 13.03 18.81 14.51 11.81 12.70
Edge style Smooth Smooth Ridged Ridged Ridged Smooth
First date of issue 1909 1938 1946 1932 1964 2000
Obverse (front) Lincoln Jefferson Roosevelt Washington Kennedy Sacagawea & Infant Son
Reverse (back) Lincoln Memorial Monticello Torch, Olive Branch, Oak Branch Eagle Reverse Presidential Coat of Arms Eagle in Flight
g = gram : kg = kilogram : lb = pound (Av) : mm = millimeter : cm = centimeter

In actual practice these emergency stacked values (for length) and tare values
(for weight/mass) are slightly on the low side due to wear and tear on the coins from normal handling.

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