What’s the Big Deal About Change?
Coins come in different sizes, as well as different colors. Coins also have different values. Wondering how much each one is worth? Read on to find out.
Penny — This coin is worth one cent. It’s made out of copper, so it’s a brownish color unlike many of the other coins, which are silver.
Nickel — A nickel is worth five cents, and it is larger than a penny or dime.
Dime — Worth 10 cents, the dime is the smallest coin in size.
Quarter — A quarter is worth 25 cents, or a quarter of a dollar.
KNOW YOUR COINS
Going shopping? Try matching the things you purchase with the coins you’ll get back if you pay with dollar bills.
- Pack of gum for $1.07
- Baseball cards for $5.29
- Stuffed animal for $11.72
- Bottle of water for $1.53
- One quarter, two dimes and two pennies
- One quarter and three pennies
- Three quarters, one dime, one nickel and three pennies
- Two quarters, two dimes and one penny
Knowing how much your coins are worth is important! It helps you track how much money you’ve saved. It also helps you figure out the change you will get back when you buy things. To keep your savings growing, make a deposit to your Navvi-Gator Super Saver’s Club account today.
Answer key: 1. C. Three quarters, one dime, one nickel and three pennies; 2. D. Two quarters, two dimes and one penny; 3. B. One quarter and three pennies; 4. A. One quarter, two dimes and two pennies.