Q: Which stack has the most value a stack of nickels 150 mm high or a stack of dimes 50 mm high?

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if the nickels are stacked on top of each other, the stack will become 10mm higher with every nickel so 50 nickels could be 500mm high

US nickels are 1.95 mm thick. A stack of 6 would be 6*1.95 = 11.7 mm high.

One mile is 1609344 mm. A US nickel is 1.95 mm thick, so a mile-high stack would contain 1609344 / 1.95 = 825,305 coins, rounded to the next-highest whole number. Each nickel is worth 5 cents so the stack's value would be 825305 * 5 = 4126525 cents, or $41,265.25

- If you want to lay out a bunch of dimes carefully side by side on a straight line that's 1 yard long, then you'll need 52 of them. ($5.20 worth of dimes, 17.91 mm diam) - If you want to stack a bunch of dimes carefully onto a pile that's 1 yard high, then you'll need 678 of them, and the stack will weigh 3 pounds 6.2 ounces. ($67.80 worth of dimes, 1.35 mm thick, 2.268 grams)

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a million nickels

825,305 of them.

100 nickels make a stack 6.25 inches high. A nickel is 1/16 inches thick.

The value of the stack would depend on how worn the dimes are. If you accept that a US dime is between 1.35 and 1.40 mm thick, then the value of the stack would worth between $264.30 and $274.00. 37cm * 10 mm per cm / 1.35mm = 2740074074074074 ~ $274.00 37cm * 10 mm per cm / 1.40mm = 264.285714285714 ~ $264.30

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== == The WWII years were high production years for U.S. coins. Just about anything from these years -- pennies, nickels, dimes, etc. -- are considered common (to collectors). However, your dimes are made out of silver, so they will always have a value for the silver they contain. As of 10/2008 that value is about 90 cents apiece.

if the nickels are stacked on top of each other, the stack will become 10mm higher with every nickel so 50 nickels could be 500mm high

US nickels are 1.95 mm thick. A stack of 6 would be 6*1.95 = 11.7 mm high.

Mintages of pennies, nickels and dimes in the 1940's and 1950's was quite high, so they are considered common -- with few exceptions. In circulated condition, wheat cents are worth about 2 cents each. Steel cents from 1943 are worth 5-10 cents each. Nickels will generally have little or no added value. The exceptions being the 1942-1945 silver nickels (identified by a large P, D or S above the building on the back) that are worth about 20 cents, and the 1950-D nickel which is worth a couple dollars. There are no dimes in this time period that have any significant collector value in circulated condition. Their value will be based on the silver they contain -- currently about 40 cents apiece.

One mile is 1609344 mm. A US nickel is 1.95 mm thick, so a mile-high stack would contain 1609344 / 1.95 = 825,305 coins, rounded to the next-highest whole number. Each nickel is worth 5 cents so the stack's value would be 825305 * 5 = 4126525 cents, or $41,265.25

A US nickel is 1.95 mm thick, so a stack of 6 would be 11.7 mm high.

- If you want to lay out a bunch of dimes carefully side by side on a straight line that's 1 yard long, then you'll need 52 of them. ($5.20 worth of dimes, 17.91 mm diam) - If you want to stack a bunch of dimes carefully onto a pile that's 1 yard high, then you'll need 678 of them, and the stack will weigh 3 pounds 6.2 ounces. ($67.80 worth of dimes, 1.35 mm thick, 2.268 grams)