By: James McAllister


Are you wondering how many pennies are in a $100 bill?

Thankfully, calculating the number of pennies in one hundred dollars is quite straightforward. In this article, we’ll give you the answer + everything else you may want to know.

How Many Pennies Are In $100?

Coins On Table - Pennies, Nickels, Dimes, Quarters

There are exactly 10,000 pennies in $100. This can be seen with a very simple math explanation.

In $1, there are 100 pennies.

So, all you have to do is multiply 100 by the number of dollars you want to calculate for. In this case, we want to know how many pennies are in $100, so we would do the math calculation 100 x 100 in order to get our answer.

If you plug this into a calculator, you can verify that 100 x 100 equals 10,000 – so you have your answer!

In case you want to learn more, we’ll also share the calculation for other U.S. coins, such as the nickel, dime, and quarter. Later, we’ll also share some interesting facts about pennies that you may not know!

How Many Quarters Are In $100?

It would take 400 quarters to make up $100.

This is because a single dollar is made up of 4 quarters, worth 25 cents each. So, in order to get the amount we’re looking for, we just need to multiply the number of dollars by 4 in order to get the number of quarters.

For $100, the math equation for this would be 100 (dollars) x 4 (quarters per dollar), or 100 x 4.

100 x 4 equals 400, so we know that 400 quarters are in $100.

How Many Dimes Are In $100?

It would take exactly 1,000 dimes to make $100. Just like with pennies and quarters, this too can be done with simple math.

There are 10 dimes in a dollar, with each one being about 10 cents.

So, simply multiply the number of dollars by 10 in order to find out the number of dimes you’ll need.

100 x 10 equals 1,000, so this is the number of dimes you’d need to make $100.

How Many Nickels Are In $100?

Since a dime is equal to two nickels, you can just take the past equation and multiply it by two to get your answer. So, while 1,000 dimes made up $100, it would take 2,000 nickels to make up $100.

You could also take the number of dollars you’re looking for, and multiply it by 20. So, 100 x 20 = 2,000.

Fun Facts About Pennies

Did you know that there is a lot of interesting information about the penny that isn’t commonly known?

For example, the average penny is actually minted (or made) at a loss – it actually costs the government 2.1 cents to make each penny!

Another fact that might make you a little uncomfortable is regarding the smell or odor that pennies give off. You know, that metallic scent? It turns out, it’s not really from the metal directly – it is created by human sweat interacting with the metal.

Finally, did you know that over 8.4 billion pennies were shipped in 2017 alone? Pennies tend to circulate for around 25 years, so there are surely a lot being traded around right now!


A $100 bill can be exchanged for exactly 10,000 pennies.

By using the math formula 100 x your desired dollar amount, you can calculate the number of pennies with ease.

I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any other questions about U.S currency, please ask them using the comment form below.

Wishing you the best,

– James McAllister

About the author 

James McAllister

James is the owner of He started his first blog at the age of 11, and has since gone on to start several successful businesses. In total, these businesses have sold hundreds of thousands of units and have touched millions of lives. Here on, he shares his knowledge that brought him to where he is today. If you want to connect with James, follow him on your favorite social networks!

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