Money! Everyone wants it… lots of it. Let’s take a look at some awesome money facts.
How much does a million dollars weigh? That would depend on the denomination of the bills you use. Since there are 490 notes in a pound, if you used $1 bills it would weigh 2,040.8 pounds, but if you used $100 bills it would weigh only 20.4 pounds.
How many years?
What’s the typical lifespan of money? That depends on the denomination of the note. Here are the average lifespans according to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (or the BEP): $1 bill - 22 months $5 bill - 16 months $10 bill -18 months $20 bill - 24 months $50 bill - 55 months $100 bill - 89 months Bills that get worn out from everyday use are taken out of circulation and replaced. Coins usually survive in circulation for about 25 years.
How many pennies wide?
How wide is America in pennies? A mile of pennies laid out is $844.80. By this standard, America is about $2.5 million wide, coast to coast.
A dollar a day
If you had $10 billion and spent $1 every second of every day, it would take 317 years for you to go broke.
OK, trivia time. How many double folds ( forward then backward ) can U.S. bills take before it will tear? Is it 1000 double folds? 4000 double folds? Or 9000 double folds? We’ll tell you below.
The elm tree on back of the $20 bill represents a real tree on the White House grounds. However, the tree is no longer there because it fell down in 2006 due to rain-softened ground that couldn’t support its massive weight.
There were 13 original American colonies and the number 13 figures prominently on the $1 bill. The number of letters/digits in 1776 (4) and its Roman Numeral equivalent MDCCLXXVI (9..