A penny is one cent. A dime is ten cents. A nickel is five cents.
~R
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How much is penny, dime, nickel? and how about the bills in the US?
A penny is one cent. A dime is ten cents. A nickel is five cents.
~R
Yes, all those coins are still minted in the US. Every now and then, there is some discussion about discontinuing the penny, but so far we still have it.
Penny = one cent
Nickel = five cents
Dime = ten cents
Quarter = 25 cents
Half Dollar = 50 cents
Paper money comes in denominations of one dollar, five dollars, ten dollars, 20 dollars, 50 dollars, and 100 dollars. Larger bills, such as $500 and $1,000, were available many years ago, but are no longer printed.
Nicknames for some of the bills:
$1 = single or a buck
$5 = a fin or a fiver
$10 = a sawbuck
$100 = a C-note or a Benjamin
Every year, during one of our discussions on idioms and language evolution, I ask my students how much money two bits is. No one under the age of fifty has known the answer. I think the terms fin and sawbuck are going the same way.
Similarly in Canada:
Penny = a cent (¢)
Nickel = five cents
Dime = ten cents
Quarter = 25 cents
We don’t have ½ dollar ($) coin or bill anymore.
Loonie (= Loony) = 1 Canadian dollar (coin)
Toonie (= twoonie) = 2 Canadian Dollars (coin)
We don’t have 1 or 2 dollar bill (paper dollar) anymore.
We still have the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 & 1,000 dollar bills and so on.
Sorry, two bits is 25 cents.
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