What are the common coins in the USA?
A dime, which is ten cents is a smaller coin than a nickel (5 cents) and a penny (1 cent). A quarter is 25 cents when we talk about money, but 15 minutes when we use the term ‘quarter’ as an idiom to tell time (“It’s a quarter past three.” – 3:15). In addition to these coins, there are also 50 cent coins (known as half-dollars or fifty cent pieces) and dollar coins. Both of these coins are not as common as the penny, nickel, dime and quarter. On a recent trip to the US (April 2015), I noticed that some vending machines that accepted five or ten dollar bills returned dollar coins as change. These dollar coins can be used anywhere to buy stuff, but most stores won’t give them as change.
Many people know that many Americans rely on credit cards. Carrying cash and change is not as common as it used to be. Though this is true, having coins handy for various daily tasks is helpful. Depending on the city you live in in the US, you may need coins – nickels, dimes and quarters – for any of the following tasks.
Listen to the tutorial I have made on how to pronounce the denominations, how to identify the different coins by size, shape and weight and more!! This is a comprehensive overview to coins in the USA!
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Identify Coins Only By Feeling Them!
Learning about money and finances in the US if you did not grow up there will take time. The games on this page are simple ways to quickly improve your financial literacy in the US.
Jennifer Kumar is the creator of The US Culture-Culture Training Finishing School, a training that can be customized for your international assignees to accustom themselves to some simple, everyday aspects of US social and business culture before or after going onsite in the US.
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