How Many Quarters are in a Roll?

A:

A roll of quarters contains 40 coins. The value of a quarter roll is $10.00.

The table below shows the coins found in rolls of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollars. If you have a lot of change laying around, you may want to consider rolling it up. Many people often don’t realize the value of their change until it is rolled up and ready to go to the bank for cash.

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

 

Where To Get Coin Wrappers

Coin wrappers/rolls are actually pretty easy to find. You can often find them in the stationary or office supplies section of Walmart, Target, Kmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, and other stores. Office supply stores (Office Depot, Staples) and dollars stores (Dollar Tree) also typically carry coin wrappers. You can even go to your bank and ask the teller for them. The bank may provide them for free if you are a bank member.

Alternatives to Rolling Coins

  • Coinstar: You can take your quarters or other coins to Coinstar. Coinstar is a machine commonly founds at stores. You can find a machine or kiosk by clicking here. You dump your coins into this machine, the machine counts the coins, and then it issues a receipt with the value of the coins you put into the machine. You take the receipt to a cashier who issues you cash. While the process is simple, Coinstar charges a processing fee (currently 11.9% at many locations). This is a significant charge and makes the hassle of rolling coin a bit more attractive. However, Coinstar does offer an option to receive an eGift card for places like Amazon, Lowe’s, Old Navy, and Southwest. There is no fee to obtain an eGift card.
  • Spend Them: You may be limited to how many coins you can spend at one place; however, if you have a lot of spare change, you can spend it over time. Start taking a pocket full of change when you go out and mix it in with paper bills for payment. You probably aren’t going to be able to pay $100 grocery bill all in pennies, but your change will go quickly if you make an effort to spend it.
  • Bank Them: You might consider calling your bank and asking about their policy for depositing/cashing in coins. Some banks do not require you to roll your coins. Additionally, some back have machines that count the unrolled coins quickly so that the teller can issue you bills. Before going through the process of rolling your coins, check with your bank.