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    #1

    how much?

    How much is penny, dime, nickel? and how about the bills in the US?

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    Re: how much?

    A penny is one cent. A dime is ten cents. A nickel is five cents.

    ~R

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    #3

    Re: how much?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    A penny is one cent. A dime is ten cents. A nickel is five cents.

    ~R
    Do you still make use of those coins in the US. In the Philippines 10 cents is of no use already. It worths nothing.

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    Re: how much?

    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

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    Re: how much?

    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.

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    #6

    Re: how much?

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    How much is penny, dime, nickel? and how about the bills in the US?
    Similarly in Canada:

    Penny = a cent (Ę)
    Nickel = five cents
    Dime = ten cents
    Quarter = 25 cents

    We donít have Ĺ dollar ($) coin or bill anymore.

    Loonie (= Loony) = 1 Canadian dollar (coin)
    Toonie (= twoonie) = 2 Canadian Dollars (coin)

    We donít 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.

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    Re: how much?

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    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.

    Way to make me feel old, Myk. I not only know how much two bits is, I know the origin of the melody "shave and a haircut." Oy. Pass the Geritol.

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    Re: how much?

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    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.
    So how much is two bits Myk?

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    Re: how much?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    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
    Thanks Oiusch! Just what I've been looking for.
    One more: What could you buy with a penny or a nickel?

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    #10

    Re: how much?

    Sorry, two bits is 25 cents.

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