Understanding American Money – Part 1 –  What’s the Value? What’s it Worth?

Understanding American Money – Part 1 – What’s the Value? What’s it Worth?


Hi. I’m Denise. Thank you for watching my video. Today I’m going to talk about money in the
U.S. In the United States, we have six paper bills
and six coins in circulation. However, only four of those coins are commonly
used, and I’ll show you each of those right away, in just a moment, okay. These are the bills. There’s a one-dollar bill, a five-dollar
bill, a ten-dollar bill, a twenty-dollar bill, a fifty-dollar bill, and a one-hundred-dollar
bill. The one-dollar bill is the basic unit. On one side of each of these bills is the
face or portrait of an important person in our history. On the other side, there are some important
buildings, generally. Several of these bills will be changing in
the next few years. In particular the five-dollar, the ten-dollar,
and the twenty-dollar bill are expected to change quite soon. All of these bills are the same size and basically
the same color. They’re all a green color but they do have
different kinds of shading on them. This one-hundred-dollar bill is the newest
one-hundred-dollar bill. You may also see some older ones in circulation,
but this newer one has slightly different colors than the older one. It also has this blue line going down it. Here’s a closer view of each of the bills. This is the one-dollar bill, the five-dollar
bill, the ten-dollar bill, the twenty-dollar bill, the fifty-dollar bill, and the one-hundred-dollar
bill. These are the coins. The first four coins on the left are used
regularly all the time by people. These two, there’s one missing here, but
these two are not used regularly. The first one is a penny. It’s also called one cent, and it is worth
one one-hundredth of a dollar. The second one is a nickel. It is also called five cents. It is worth one twentieth of a dollar. A dime is next. It is also called ten cents. It is worth one tenth of a dollar. The quarter is next. It is also called twenty-five cents. It is worth one quarter of a dollar. The half dollar or fifty-cent piece is next. It is also called fifty cents. It is worth one-half of a dollar. I don’t have an example of this one. You can get one if you request it at the bank,
but it’s not normally used in circulation. I haven’t seen one in many, many, many,
many, many years, so we don’t normally see them. But as I said, you can get one from the bank
if you want. This is a dollar, and this one also is not
used regularly. It is a modern dollar. It can be used, but most people do not use
it. Many people might not even recognize it as
being a dollar if you showed it to them. The four on the left are the ones that we
use regularly. The penny, nickel, dime, and quarter. One hundred pennies equal one dollar. Twenty nickels equal one dollar. Ten dimes equal one dollar. Four quarters equal one dollar. Five one-dollar bills equal five dollars. Ten one-dollar bills equal ten dollars. Twenty one-dollar bills equal twenty dollars. Fifty one-dollar bills equal fifty dollars. One hundred one-dollar bills equal one hundred
dollars. Twenty five-dollar bills equal one hundred
dollars. Ten ten-dollar bills equal one hundred dollars. Five twenty-dollar bills equal one hundred
dollars. Two fifty-dollar bills equal one hundred dollars. I would like to mention that you are likely
to see different versions of many of the coins. For example, if you look at these nickels
at the top, you might be able to see that the face is different on each of these, but
the back is the same. Here are some quarters. Here is the more standard quarter with this
face and this back of the eagle, but now we also have many other quarters. The U.S. Mint produces quarters for, a different
quarter for every state, so there is a face on the front, but the back has a different
back. Each state has its own picture on the back. There are also quarters for various national
parks with different pictures on them and lots and lots of other things. You might want to go to the U.S. Mint website
if you’re interested in coins. There are all kinds of coins there, all kinds
of varieties of different coins. Some of them are in circulation. Some of them are not. But you will see a variety of coins. They’re not all the same. The sizes and the values remain consistent. If you’re trying to make a decision about
something or choose among two options, you might want to flip a coin. Oops. The winner is the one who correctly chooses
the side of the coin that faces up. You can choose heads or tails. So if heads are facing up, then you go with
the one who chose heads. If tails is facing up, then you go with the
one that chose tails. Heads. I win. I hope you found this interesting. You may also like to watch my video about
writing money amounts in English. Thanks for watching. Bye.

7 thoughts on “Understanding American Money – Part 1 – What’s the Value? What’s it Worth?

  1. Denise,thanks for the video.The Arabic translation is not correct.You are a great teacher.I watch your videos when it comes to numbers because I am not good at math.It is depressing that some people cannot see the difference between you and some less valuable teachers online.

  2. i would just like to say thank you im off to america and im clueless when it comes to how much money to give when its coins, your video is very helpful thank you

  3. coins:

    100 pennies = 1 dollar

    20 nickels = 1 dollar

    10 dimes = 1 dollar

    4 quarters = 1 dollar

    coins which exist but are not in circulation:

    2 half a dollar/fifty-cent piece = 1 dollar

    1 dollar coin is the same value as a 1 dollar note

    notes in circulation:
    1 dollar

    5 dollar

    10 dollar

    20 dollar

    50 dollar

    100 dollar

    all notes have the face of a famous person from American history on the front, and generally a important building on the back.

    5x 1 dollar bills = 1x 5 dollar bill

    10x 1 dollar bills = 1x 10 dollar bill

    20X 1 dollar bills = 1x 20 dollar bill

    50x 1 dollar bills = 1x 50 dollar bill

    100x 1 dollar bills = 1x 100 dollar bill

    20x 5 dollar bills = 1x 100 dollar bill

    10x 10 dollar bills = 1x 100 dollar bill

    5x 20 dollar bills = 1x 100 dollar bill

    2x 50 dollar bills = 1x 100 dollar bill

    many of the coins have different versions, but their sizes and values are still the same for each variation of coin.

    on some on the nickels the face is different, but the back is the same.

    you get different quarters for different states.

    each state has its own picture on the back of the quarter, so the back of the quarter coin will look different depending on which state you’re in.

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