# Thread: If you fill a 1 gallon jug with random pkt change, how much will you have, take guess

1. ## If you fill a 1 gallon jug with random pkt change, how much will you have, take guess

trying to save anything I can, how much should one expect from filling a gallon jug wit coinage, pennies, quarters etc etc

im thinking like \$500 maybe? wut do

3. brb counting change

\$534.65

4. More then that...I would say closer to \$800

5. Originally Posted by GregAF83
More then that...I would say closer to \$800
one gallon? not sure if srs

in after 350

6. If it was was all quarters (which it is not) and it held 1000 of them, it would only be \$250. So I would guess <250. Unless you have a crap load of dimes.

Although I have no idea how much you could fit in a gallon jug. I was just guessing.

7. you would be setting yourself up for misery if you did that

you have to match and roll up all the coins yourself, or lose like 20% or something to the coin star machines

8. id say more than 5 maybe 7-800. i fill them halfway get money hungry and have over 300bucks

9. Really depends on what kind of coins you put in. Could be less than \$100, could be more than \$350

10. Calculate the volume of the jug.
Find volume of the different coins (pi*r^2 * thickness)

Of course, you can't get the coins to perfectly fill out the volume of the jug, but you can get a rough estimate.

Min \$ = filled out volume of the lowest value coins
Max \$ = filled out volume of the highest value coins

But you're probably gonna end up +/- inbetween...depends on whether you keep the highest or lowest value coins. Some people use highest value coins, and keep all the insignificant change. Other use the low value coins, to get rid of 'em.

11. Assuming a dime has a volume of 0.25 cm3, a nickel at 0.62, a penny at 0.36, and a quarter at 0.79.

I assume that a gallon jar full of coins will be about 15% void space, leaving 3,217cm3 of space to be filled.

If you assume a breakdown of

40% pennies
20% nickels
20% dimes
20% quarters, all by volume

this will give you

3,574 pennies = \$35.74
2,574 dimes = \$257.40
1,034 nickels = \$51.75
812 quarters = \$203.00

This totals \$547.89, give or take. You can look at the distribution of coins as you add them, and modify your totals as you see fit.

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