How Many Dimes are in a Roll?

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A roll of dimes is worth $5.00. There are 10 dimes in a dollar. Since there are 10 dimes in a dollar, there are 50 dimes in a $5.00 roll. You will stuff the dime coin wrapper with 50 dimes before sealing the roll and taking it to the bank for cash.

You may be curious about the number of coins in other coin roll denominations. Below we have compiled a list of the number of coins in standard rolls for pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollar coins.

CoinCoins Per RollTotal Value of One RollRoll Image
1 Cent (Penny)5050 cents
5 Cent (Nickel)40$2.00
10 Cent (Dime)50$5.00
25 Cent (Quarter)40$10.00
50 Cent (Half Dollar)20$10.00
One Dollar Coin25$25.00

How to Roll Coins

Coins can be a hassle to roll, especially dimes which are not easy to grab. Follow the below steps to make your coin rolling a bit easier:

  1. Sort your coins into piles by denomination. Make a pile of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollar coins.
  2. Pull out your coin wrappers and separate them according to the type of coins that they hold.
  3. Stack the coins in stacks of 10 coins. For example, you will have five stacks of 10 dimes to fill one coin roll. The stacks of 10 make it easier to handle and fill the coin wrappers.
  4. Place your thumb in one end of the wrapper. Fill the wrapper at the open end with the appropriate coins by putting stacks of 10 coins in the wrapper at a time. Make sure the coins are straight before adding the next stack to the roll.
  5. Once the roll is filled with the require amount of coins, center the coins in the roll, and then seal the ends of the roll.
  6. Take the rolls to a bank and get your cash. You might want to consider contacting the bank before you take in the coins in to be sure the bank accepts rolled coins. Some banks do not accept rolled coins or may require you to have an account with the bank.

View the below video for a good visual on how to roll up coins:

Where to Get Coin Rolls

Coin wrappers can be found at various retailers such as Walgreens, Dollar Tree, Walmart, and Office Depot. Additionally,

Why Not Just Use Coinstar?

Coinstar is a machine (kiosk) where you dump your unrolled how coins into the machine and the machine counts the coins. Once the coins are counted, the machine prints a voucher with the dollar amount of the coins you added to the machine. You take this voucher to a cashier where you collect your cash. Coinstar machines are commonly found at various grocery store. You can visit coinstar.com to find a location near you.

Taking you coins to Coinstar sounds like a much easier task than rolling your coins and dealing with a bank teller. However, Coinstar charges a 11.9% fee for using the machine. For example, if you put $100 into the machine, Coinstar takes $11.90 of that $100 as a fee.

There is a way around this fee at most Coinstars if you choose to accept an egift card in lieu of cash. The gift card is issued at the kiosk and you can select between 20 retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Lowe’s, Sears, Red Robin, Old Navy, and Starbucks. A no fee egift card is a pretty nice offer if you can do without the cash. You can see all the places that offer egift cards through Coinstar at coinstar.com.