How to Add American Coins
How many types of coins are there in common American circulation?
Hi, I'm Nick Jaynes for About.com, and this is how to add American coins.There are currently eight coins in common American circulation. They are as follows:There are many ways to add up these coins to reach the desired end amount. Here are three examples. Let's say you wish to take these coins and reach $2.50 with them. Here is one potential combination: Let's take a quarter, two dimes, and a nickel. Now we have $0.50. Add two half dollars, and a Sacagawea. We now have $2.50 cents. What if what you're purchasing something that costs $1.72? How would we add these together? For fun, let's throw the Eisenhower dollar in. And then we'll take a half dollar. Now we're at $1.50. We'll add two dimes, and two pennies and we have $1.72.Lastly, we need to put together, $2.06. We'll take a Susan B. Anthony, a half dollar, two nickels, two dimes, a penny and a quarter. Add them together and we can see we have $2.06. As you can see, there is virtually no limit to the adding variations with American coins. If you'd like to have a go at adding together some coins yourself, you can visit your local bank and they should carry all these coins. Just because you might not come across the half dollar or the dollar coins very often doesn't mean they're not available.Thanks for watching. If you'd like to learn more, please find us on the web at About.com.